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WATFORD striker Troy Deeney has admitted failing to produce documents to police within weeks of being released early from jail for affray.

The 24-year-old had been driving his Mercedes along Wingfield Close, near to his Chelmsley Wood home, when he was stopped by police on September 27.

The 24-year-old had been driving his Mercedes along Wingfield Close, near to his Chelmsley Wood home, when he was stopped by police on September 27.

Asked to show his driving licence, MoT and insurance documents, Deeney, from Keepers Gate, told officers he would produce them at Stechford station.

But on November 29, he apologised to Solihull Magistrates for failing to do so, claiming he had been unable to find time between his electronic curfew and working as a professional footballer.

Representing himself, Deeney said: “I was under HDC (Home Detention Curfew) for affray.

“I was getting back from work then I only had half an hour before curfew. I didn’t have time to get to the police station.”

Deeney was released from jail in September, after serving less than three months of a ten-month sentence.

The footballer had previously pleaded guilty to affray for his role in an attack last February which left four students injured in Birmingham.

He was released under curfew after showing remorse and returned to Watford FC.

Deeney, who earns around £4,000 a week, was ordered to pay fines and costs of £761.

 

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