CELTIC striker Leigh Griffiths has been fined and had points put on his licence after he was found guilty of a third speeding offence.

The Scotland international footballer stood trial at Edinburgh Justice of the Peace Court earlier today (Thursday) after he denied driving his Range Rover at 54mph in a 40mph zone.

He was caught speeding on the A90 between the Burnshot Flyover and Cammo Road in Edinburgh on January 21 last year.

Justice Hillary Stevenson heard all the evidence in the trial and, after finding Griffiths guilty of the offence, fined him £500 and endorsed his driving licence with three points.

The court was told that Griffiths, from Wallyford, had committed two previous speeding offences and already had six points on his licence, meaning he is now just one driving offence away from a driving ban.

Previously, the court was told that Griffiths was written to by police informing him of the intended prosecution in February last year but he failed to reply.

The striker was then written to again by police staff in March, where he eventually replied stating that he had been behind the wheel at the time of the alleged driving offence.

A fixed penalty of a £100 fine and three penalty points was then offered to Griffiths but was refused.

Justice Stevenson also heard from Robert Jefferson, the operator of the mobile camera unit who caught the footballer speeding. He said he had carried out all the necessary and required checks on the equipment.

Mr Jefferson, 59, said he was “satisfied” the camera equipment was ‘type-approved” and the device had been in complete working order on the day of the offence.