Bloody Sunday MP fined for driving at 91mph

Former Derry MP and civil rights leader, Ivan Cooper, has been fined for speeding at 91 miles per hour.

The case of the 63 year-old, who is best known for leading the anti-internment march which ended up in the Bloody Sunday killings of January 30, 1972, was before Limavady Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

The court heard that he was detected during a police speed check at Foreglen Road, Dungiven - which is governed by a 60 mph speed limit - on April 9 this year.

Defence solicitor, John Fahy said the "well known" former politician currently had penalty points on his driving licence. He added that his client's licence was "important" to his business as an insolvency inspector.

Resident Magistrate, Austin Kennedy handed down a fine of 400 and five penalty points.

At the height of his political career, Ivan Cooper commanded the largest support of any nationalist Stormont MP. Actor James Nesbitt played the former MP in the 2002 film 'Bloody Sunday.