Antipodean deja vu for speeder

A motorist who was caught speeding in London two years ago has had the incident revisited upon him after he was caught by the same policeman on the other side of the world.

The New Zealand Herald reported that former London policeman Andy Flitton ticketed the motorist on the A5 in London in 2008, shortly before he migrated to New Zealand.

The motorist was caught speeding once again, this time on a highway on the South Island.

Mr Flitton, who now works for New Zealand traffic police, told the paper he had forgotten about the first time until the driver brought it up.

He told the paper: "He asked if I had worked in London, I said 'yes'. He asked if I used to operate the laser gun on the A5 in North London, I said 'yes'.

"And he said 'I thought it was you, you gave me my last speeding ticket there two years ago'."

The motorist told Mr Flitton that he had moved to the country just two weeks prior to his second ticket - and was unaware his nemesis has moved to the same place.

He told the paper the two men "must have some sort of connection" because the motorist had only broken the law twice.

Mr Flitton added: "It just shows what a small world it really is."

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