Motorcyclist jailed for filming himself riding at nearly 200mph

Adam Campion was also caught on video doing wheelies and driving through red lights

Friday 20 July 2018 15:53 BST
Man jailed for filming himself riding at nearly 200mph on a motorbike

A motorcyclist who filmed himself riding one-handed at 189mph has been jailed for 21 months.

Adam Campion, 26, used his mobile phone to record the speedometer as he accelerated past a car along a dual carriageway.

He was also captured on video driving through red lights, driving on the wrong side of the road, pulling wheelies and weaving in and out of traffic.

The films were discovered on his laptop during a search of his home in Nottingham Park, Hucknall, after police linked him to a stolen motorbike.

Nottinghamshire Police detectives used facial recognition techniques to identify Campion as one of the bikers featured on the videos.

Campion pleaded guilty to five charges of dangerous driving and one charge of assisting an offender in the retention of stolen goods at Nottingham Crown Court on Wednesday.

Ashfield District police commander, Inspector Glenn Longden, said: "The illegal and dangerous use of motorcycles is a massive issue to our communities and although this investigation was immensely complex and time consuming, the result in court has been satisfying.

"I hope this prison sentence will make those who think it is acceptable to put themselves and others in danger by driving dangerously think twice.

"They are not above the law and no matter how long it takes – we will bring them to justice."

Police are still trying to identify the other motorcyclists in the videos.

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