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Louise Redknapp jumped a red light ‘because of her divorce’

Louise Redknapp jumped a red light ‘because of her divorce’

Louise Redknapp is fined £666 for jumping a red light after telling court she was suffering the ‘personal trauma’ of her divorce from ex-husband Jamie

  • Louise Redknapp admitted jumping a red light in her two litre diesel Evoque 
  • At the time of November 2018 she was ‘going through the personal trauma of a divorce which was made that much harder from the interest of the media’
  • The former Strictly star was fined £666 and handed three points on her license 

By Henry Martin For Mailonline

Published: 09:55 EDT, 7 August 2019 | Updated: 14:59 EDT, 7 August 2019

Singer Louise Redknapp (pictured in May) was fined £666 and slapped with three points on her licence after admitting running the light in her £31,000 Land Rover

Louise Redknapp jumped a red light while suffering the ‘personal trauma’ of her divorce from former football star Jamie, a court was told today.

The former Strictly Come Dancing star, 44, was fined £666 and handed three points after admitting running the light in her £31,000 Land Rover.

She was caught by a speed camera going through the light 1.4 seconds after it turned red.

Through her lawyer, the mother-of-two told of the strain of her divorce from football pundit husband Jamie Redknapp at Lavender Hill Magistrates’ Court.

She admitted jumping a red light in her two litre diesel Evoque in the A3205 near Wandsworth bridge in south west London, at around 9.34am on November 2.

Prosecutor Jerry Josiah said: ‘The cameras recorded a vehicle intervening a road traffic signal.’

He added that the automatic camera showed the light had been red for ‘approximately 1.4 seconds’.

Rebecca Penfold, mitigating, said: ‘She expresses her full remorse as evidenced by her early guilty plea and extends her apologies to the court through me today.’

Ms Penfold said she took full responsibility for what she did but added: ‘At the time of November 2018 she was going through the personal trauma of a divorce which was made that much harder from the interest of the media.’  

Louise Redknapp (pictured left in 2016), who was not in court today, split from football pundit Jamie Redknapp (right) in 2017 

Redknapp, who was not in court today, split from football pundit Jamie Redknapp in 2017 after the couple were struck by the ‘Strictly curse’, ending 18 years of marriage.

The court heard Redknapp was already on six penalty points for different driving offences.

Jamie and Louise Redknapp pictured at the Laureus World Sports Awards, Berlin, April 2016

She had admitted the offence at a previous hearing in Willesden Magistrates on May 22 of this year. 

Magistrates chairman James Murray gave her the maximum £1,000 fine – reduced to £666 for her guilty plea.

She was given three more points on her licence and ordered to pay £85 prosecution costs and £66 victim surcharge.

The magistrate said: ‘The discount from a £1,000 takes it to £666. Her licence will also be endorsed with three points.’ 

Redknapp was a former member of 90s R&B girl group Eternal before going solo and selling 15 million records across the world.

The celebrity was also a judge on the UK version of So You Think You Can Dance and is due to release Heavy Love, her first studio album is 19 years in October.  

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