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He is one of the most famous musicians on the planet.

But maybe the officers who pulled Eric Clapton over weren’t fans of legendary guitarists.

Sussex Police charged the 77-year-old with failing to provide information about his identity when he was stopped in his Porsche.

But the charge was withdrawn this week with no further details given.

Sussex Police charged 77-year-old Eric Clapton with failing to provide information about his identity when he was stopped in his Porsche

Clapton was, however, handed three penalty points on his licence after pleading guilty to a separate speeding offence at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Thursday. 

He received a ticket in the post not long after he was caught driving at more than 60mph on the A24 in West Grinstead, West Sussex, on October 28 last year, it emerged last night. 

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The musician – who is estimated to have a £190million fortune – was also fined £146 and ordered to pay a £34 victim surcharge and £90 in court costs.

Clapton was subsequently charged with failing to provide his identity to a police officer on February 1 at a location in Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex.

Clapton was, however, handed three penalty points on his licence after pleading guilty to a separate speeding offence at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Thursday. Pictured: Clapton performs at the Royal Albert Hall

The circumstances of the second alleged offence remained unclear last night, but he was charged with having ‘failed to give information relating to the identification of the driver of a vehicle, namely [Clapton’s] Porsche, who was alleged to have been guilty of an offence’.

The guitarist, known as ‘Slowhand’, was spared from having to attend court over the October speeding charge after the matter was decided by a magistrate under the ‘single justice procedure’.

In 2016, he was caught on camera after being pulled over by police in his Porsche at a Little Chef restaurant. Representatives for Clapton did not respond to requests for comment last night.

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police say the killing of a Muslim man on Friday night in Albuquerque may be linked to the ambush shooting deaths of three Muslim men over the past nine months in New Mexico’s biggest city.

Police said Saturday that the victim in the latest killing was a Muslim from South Asia who is believed to be in his mid-20s. The man, whose identity hasn’t yet been confirmed by investigators, was found dead after police received a call of a shooting.

Earlier this week, police confirmed that local detectives and federal law enforcement officers were looking for possible ties among the separate crimes. Two of the men — Muhammed Afzaal Hussain, 27, and Aftab Hussein, 41 — were killed in the past week, and both were from Pakistan and members of the same mosque. The third case involves the November killing of Mohammad Ahmadi, 62, a Muslim man of South Asian descent.

“There is reason to believe this death is related to those shootings,” Albuquerque Police Chief Harold Medina said during a news conference Saturday.

Police declined to say whether the killing on Friday night was carried out in a way similar to the other deaths.

Authorities say they can’t say yet if the shootings were hate crimes until they have identified a suspect and can determine a motive.

The killings came as Albuquerque is on pace for another record-setting year of homicides.

“Our community has been devastated, as you can imagine,” said Ahmad Assed, the president of Islamic Center of New Mexico. “We have never gone through anything like this before. This is really a surreal time for us.”

A $15,000 reward has been offered for information leading to an arrest.

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