Man fined after speed camera stunt

A man riding a motorcycle over the speed limit without a registration plate made a rude gesture at a speed camera because he thought he would not get caught, police said.

Paul Collins was travelling on his vehicle at 48mph in a 30mph zone when he gave the finger to the speed camera in Southampton.

But the stunt allowed police to have a good look at the 26-year-old from Fareham, Hampshire, and his Jin Lun Lexmoto 125cc motorcycle, which had no front plate. He was later spotted on the same road.

At Southampton Magistrates' Court, Collins was fined £177 and received five points on his licence after admitting speeding.

Pc Mick Gear, from Hampshire Police, said: "When we visited him at home, the rider admitted the offence, telling us his mates told him he wouldn't get caught. I think this is a lesson to all irresponsible motorcyclists that we will seek to prosecute anyone caught speeding through these areas.

"Collins did so knowingly and his arrogance was plain to see from the enforcement image. I hope the sentence will encourage other riders to be more responsible."

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