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PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 11:18 
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Ex-editor banned for speeding, CommentALISTAIR MUNRO

Scots journalist and author Magnus Linklater was yesterday banned from the roads for six months for speeding on the notorious A9.

The former editor of The Scotsman appeared in court with nine points already on his driving licence.

He was clocked at 75mph in a 60mph zone at an area known as the Nuide Straight on the A9 by Kingussie.

Linklater, of Drummond Place, Edinburgh, had previously pled guilty by letter to the offence at Inverness Justice of the Peace Court.

Linklater, a columnist with The Times, appeared personally and said he was sorry.

He was fined £60 and had three penalty points imposed on his licence, resulting in a six-month ban under the totting up procedure as he had nine points already from the previous offences.

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“It has never been the rule in this country – I hope it never will be - that suspected criminal offences must automatically be the subject of prosecution” He added that there should be a prosecution: “wherever it appears that the offence or the circumstances of its commission is or are of such a character that a prosecution in respect thereof is required in the public interest”
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