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Rangers star Kyle Hutton sped at 101mph on A9

Rangers midfielder Kyle Hutton
Image caption Kyle Hutton will be banned from the road until he resits his driving test

Rangers midfielder Kyle Hutton has had his driving licence revoked after being clocked speeding at more than 100mph in his sports car.

The 20-year-old was caught on the A9 Stirling to Perth road on 16 April.

He was travelling in the same Audi A3 he was bundled into the boot of during an abduction which led to two men being jailed earlier this year

Hutton only passed his driving test in October and, with three points already, will now have to resit it.

Perth's Justice of the Peace Court heard that his other points were for running a red light.

'No excuse'

The six points added for the speeding offence means his licence will be revoked by the DVLA and he will be banned from the road until he has passed his driving test again.

Hutton, who has also played for Scotland's under-21 side, was also given nearly three months to pay a £400 fine after telling the court Rangers paid him less than £25,000 a year.

Solicitor Barry McCormack, for Hutton, said his client had no excuse for driving at 101mph and would have his ability to work hampered by the loss of his licence.

He told the court that Hutton, from Cambuslang, had been given next Tuesday off by Rangers to come to court personally with testimonials from the club.

However, JP John Stewart said that because Hutton fell under the new driver rules, having qualified last year, he could have his licence revoked without being present.

Mr McCormack said: "The reporting officer said no danger was caused. Mr Hutton was travelling with a friend and accepts speeding. He has no proper excuse for that."

Mr Stewart said: "The speed in itself was danger enough."

The player, who admitted the offence, had been excused from appearing and was not in court.

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