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Marlon King jailed

Published:Friday | May 16, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Marlon King


Former Reggae Boyz striker Marlon King has been handed an 18-month jail sentence for dangerous driving.

The 34-year-old caused a three-car smash-up on the A46 in Nottinghamshire last year April, which left one of the drivers involved nursing a broken arm.

King, who pleaded guilty in March to the charge of dangerous driving, was also banned from driving for three years.

"I do not regard your case as merely impulsive or silly behaviour. It was aggressive. It was arrogant," said judge Paul Mann.

The court heard that King had been weaving in and out of traffic before proceeding to overtake a VW Polo driven by Martin Beck, on the inside lane. King braked suddenly, forcing Beck to perform an emergency stop. A third car then slammed into the Polo.

King drove off, but was called back to the scene by a witness. Beck had to be cut from the car and airlifted to hospital.

Reports in the British media said Beck underwent surgery for a broken arm and spent three weeks in hospital.

The frontman has played for Birmingham City, Nottingham Forest, Coventry City, Hull City, Leeds United, Middlesbrough, and more recently, Sheffield United.

He was released from Sheffield United in December last year, and has not played since.