York & North Yorkshire

York biker banned for 'shocking' 104mph

Wilkinson about to pass the horse and rider
Image caption Wilkinson pleaded guilty at Selby Magistrates' Court to exceeding the 60mph speed limit

A biker has been banned from driving for 70 days after showing a "shocking" disregard as he passed a horse and rider at 104mph in North Yorkshire.

Garry James Wilkinson, 41, of Huntington, York, was captured on Escrick Road, Stillingfleet in June by a mobile camera.

Wilkinson pleaded guilty at Selby Magistrates' Court to exceeding the 60mph speed limit on his Yamaha.

He was fined £360 with £45 costs and ordered to pay a £15 victim surcharge.

PC Zoe Billings, of North Yorkshire Police, said: "The disregard shown by Wilkinson for the safety of the horse and rider is shocking.

"Wilkinson should think himself fortunate to have been facing a speeding charge and nothing more serious."

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