Stephen Mulhern’s grovelling letter after speeding offences

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The Catchphrase and Britain’s Got More Talent host, 44, assured magistrates “it will never happen again” (PA)
The Catchphrase and Britain’s Got More Talent host, 44, assured magistrates “it will never happen again” (PA)

TV star Stephen Mulhern sent a grovelling letter to a court saying he was “mortified” after being caught speeding twice in the space of a year.

The Catchphrase and Britain’s Got More Talent host, 44, assured magistrates “it will never happen again” as he was prosecuted for breaking a 40mph limit on the M4 in west London.

Writing to Willesden magistrates’ court to admit the speeding offence, Mulhern conceded he “had another one” recently and acknowledged he had made a “serious mistake”.

He has been summoned to appear in court in September to be sentenced. In his handwritten letter from January 2 this year, Mulhern, of Chiswick, wrote: “I returned a copy of this form just before Christmas but did not send it recorded so have just filled it out and have re-sent it. I was the driver in this offence and am mortified to say I had another one last year.

“I can assure you it will never happen again and cannot apologise enough.” He is being prosecuted for driving a Volkswagen at 49mph along a 40mph stretch of the A4 through Brentford on November 16 last year. Police files show Mulhern was caught by a camera near to Clayponds Avenue, a speeding hotspot where 16,000 tickets were issued last year.

Court records do not contain any previous prosecutions of Mulhern, indicating that his first offence was dealt with by police with a fixed penalty fine.

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