Ex-Arsenal star Nicklas Bendtner ‘charged with seven driving offences’ and could have Porsche seized
Former Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner has been ‘charged with seven driving offences’ and reportedly faces having his Porsche seized.
The Denmark international, 33, has been ordered to appear before Copenhagen City Court on April 27 in relation to the charges.
Danish website Avisen.dk reports Bendtner is facing five counts of driving without a valid licence and two counts of speeding.
The Daily Mail adds that he has been accused of speeding on the Danish Elsinore motorway after being clocked at a speed of 157kph, with the speed limit being 110.
Prosecutors have called for his Porsche Taycan Turbo S, which is understood to be worth two million kroner (£176,000) – to be seized.
The court is said ‘to not expect much resistance’ when Bendtner appears for his hearing.
However, Danish website Bt.dk reports Bendtner’s lawyer says that her client ‘drives with a valid British driving license’.
The incident comes weeks after Bendtner split up with his model girlfriend of three, Philine Roepstorff.
Bendtner is best known for his time with the Gunners, where he spent nine years.
In 2009, a then 21-year-old Bendtner crashed his Aston Martin, which was thought to be worth £120,000. He walked away with minor injuries but his father later said the crash had left him ‘badly shaken’.
He also spent some time on loan at Sunderland and Birmingham, while also having a brief spell at Nottingham Forest.
Bendtner currently plies his trade for Danish fourth-tier side Tarnby FF, who he signed for in August 2020.