Celtic star Leigh Griffiths accused of speeding

Celtic's Leigh Griffiths is accused of speeding offences. Picture: SNS
Celtic's Leigh Griffiths is accused of speeding offences. Picture: SNS

Celtic ace Leigh Griffiths is to stand trial accused of a speeding offence committed just days before his sensational World Cup qualifier double against England.

The Hoops star is alleged to have been driving his four-litre, 469 horsepower, Mercedes AMG C63 at 62mph on Dundee’s Kingsway on June 3 this year.

The speed limit on the road is 50.

The case against Griffiths called today at Dundee Justice of the Peace court.

Griffiths did not attend in person and his lawyers wrote to the court entering a plea of not guilty on his behalf.

Fiscal depute Claire Rowan asked that a trial date be set in his case.

JP Frank Buchan set a trial date in late February 2018 and ordered Griffiths to appear in person at a pre-trial hearing earlier that month.

The charge against Griffiths alleges that on June 3 this year at Kingsway West, Dundee, near the Myrekirk roundabout, Griffiths drove at 62mph in a 50mph zone.

Just seven days later Griffiths netted two stunning free kicks to put Scotland into a late lead against England at Hampden.

But a Harry Kane strike deep into injury time meant the game finished 2-2.