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Noel Gallagher fined after refusing to name driver

Noel Gallagher, Sienna Miller, Poppy Deleavigne and Matt Smith at Chitern Firehouse
Noel Gallagher

Noel Gallagher has been fined for refusing to name the driver of his car during a speeding incident.

The former Oasis star, who cannot drive, has received a fine of over $1,250 (£1,000) as well as six penalty points.

The singer refused to give information that related to the identification of a driver, which was required by magistrates earlier in the week.

Noel’s Range Rover was recorded in west London speeding at 41mph on a 30mph road in October 2022.

The 56-year-old was not present when the case was addressed at Willesden Magistrates’ Court in London on Wednesday. Noel was given a fine of $925 (£742) as well as a $370 (£296) victim surcharge plus $125 (£100), a court official confirmed to BBC News.

Neither Noel nor his manager has commented.

Noel had stated during an interview on BBC Radio 2 in April that he had given up on learning to drive during the height of Oasis’s popularity in the 1990s after being mobbed by fans in the middle of a lesson.

“Then the local comprehensive (school) bell went and they all came out,” he recalled. “This is at the height of Oasis-mania and I was like ‘never, never again’.”

– Cover Media