Car-jacking sees Liverpool star Cole avoid driving ban

Liverpool ace Joe Cole has avoided a driving ban.

Liverpool ace Joe Cole has avoided a driving ban.

The Daily Mail says Cole managed to escape an immediate driving ban today as he revealed his wife Carly had been left 'severely traumatised' after being dragged from her car by a gang.

Mrs Cole, 26, was forcibly removed from her black Audi A4 from outside the couple's home in Chelsea, west London two weeks ago.

Since the attack, the mother-of-one has been left too frightened to get behind the wheel, meaning her husband is responsible for driving the family.

Mrs Cole, who gave birth to their daughter Ruby in March, was in the car outside their Chelsea home when she approached by 'eight thugs on motorbikes' and ejected from the car.

Their baby was safely in their house, but her driving licence and other documents were in the glove compartment of the vehicle.

The Liverpool midfielder, 28, gave a statement about his wife's ordeal through his lawyer after he was caught speeding at 105 miles-per-hour on a dual carriageway in Surrey.

His lawyer Nick Freeman read Mr Cole's statement: "His wife was outside their house in London when she was carjacked by eight thugs who were on motorbikes. She was physically removed from the car.

"The car was stolen and it has not yet been recovered. She is 26 and has been severely traumatised by this incident to the extent that she has not driven a car since."

After hearing of Mrs Cole's terrifying incident, Staines Magistrates' Court Chairman of the bench John Neary agreed to suspend the footballer's 50 day ban.

The England star was also fined £750 and ordered to pay £600 court costs, but has launched appeal with Mr Freeman, otherwise known as Mr Loophole.

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