‘Dangerous’ motorcyclist banned after police set up operation to arrest him

Kieran Jones had been recorded by speed cameras riding at up to 80mph in a 30mph zone on seven occasions.

Ben Mitchell
Saturday 06 April 2024 15:00 BST
Kieran Jones was arrested following an operation set up by Sussex Police (Sussex Police/PA)
Kieran Jones was arrested following an operation set up by Sussex Police (Sussex Police/PA)

Video footage of a “dangerous” motorcyclist has been released after police set up an operation to catch after he was seen riding at “grossly excessive” speeds on several occasions.

Kieran Jones was recorded on a speed camera on the A22 Eastbourne Road in Halland, East Sussex, travelling as fast as 80mph in a 30mph zone on seven occasions but had concealed his number plate to avoid detection.

Officers from Sussex Police set up a plan to catch the former landscape gardener and he was finally arrested in February this year.

At Crawley Magistrates’ Court he admitted charges of dangerous driving, driving without due care and attention, failing to stop, failing to comply with a solid white line road marking, and eight counts of speeding between July last year and February.

The 24-year-old, of Hornbeam Road, Reigate, Surrey, was disqualified from driving for three years and ordered to complete 225 hours of unpaid work as part of a six-month suspended prison sentence.

He was also ordered to complete 18 rehabilitation activity requirement (RAR) sessions, with £85 costs and a £154 surcharge.

Sergeant Peter Swash from Sussex Police’s roads policing unit said: “Jones’s riding was highly reckless, travelling at grossly excessive speeds while concealing his registration plate in order to avoid detection.

“Officers were determined to catch him because of the risks he posed to other roads users and of course to himself, so we set up an operation and were able to safely pursue and stop him.

“We are pleased that a dangerous rider has been taken off our roads.”

A force spokesman said: “Speeding is one of the main reasons why people are killed or seriously injured on our roads.

“One in three collisions in Sussex is caused by motorists travelling at excess speed above the speed limit.”

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