Chigwell biker who clocked 76mph in a 30 zone, disqualified for six months

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An off-road biker from Chigwell has been disqualified for failing to respond to seven speeding offences including clocking up 76mph in a 30 zone.

Joshua Walpole, 21, of Orchard Way, is banned from driving for six months and been ordered to pay a fine.

A Honda and a KTM bike, were detected breaking the 30mph speed limits on Lambourne Road, Chigwell and High Road, Loughton between April 17, and May 12, 2016.

The speeds ranged from 40mph to 76mph but officers were unable to trace the owner because neither of the bikes had registration plates.

Camera enforcement officers however, were able to identify Walpole when a police officer from the Loughton Community Policing Team received information from local residents about bikes being driven in an anti-social manner.

The officer took photographs and sent them to the enforcement officers at the Casualty Reduction Unit who were then able to match the bike and rider with those captured by the speed cameras.

Notices of intended prosecution were sent to Walpole’s home address but he failed to respond.

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A road policing officer also visited to speak to him about the consequences of ignoring the speeding tickets but Walpole still failed to provide details about who had been riding the bikes at the time of the offences.

Walpole was then sent to Southend Magistrates’ Court where he pleaded guilty to seven offences of failing to give information relating to the identification of a driver on November 25, 2016.

He was disqualified from driving for six months and ordered to pay £240 in fines and court costs.