A11 driver caught speeding at 154mph in Elveden

A red Seat Leon Cupra Image copyright SEAT UK
Image caption The driver of the Seat Leon Cupra will face court action, police said

A driver has been recorded travelling at more than twice the national speed limit by police.

The motorist reached 154mph (247kmh) along the A11 near Barton Mills, Suffolk, on Monday night, according to traffic officers.

Police tweeted the driver was stopped in a Seat Leon Cupra car - at a speed thought to be the highest recorded on a road in Suffolk.

The motorist, a man in his 20s, will now face court action, they said.

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  • 146 mph Two drivers were caught by Kent Police on the M25

  • 145 mph was the speed reached by a motorist on the M6 Toll road

  • 140 mph was clocked on the 60mph A5 near Crick, Daventry

  • 128 mph recorded on the 30mph limit London Road, East Grinstead


In February, it was revealed more than 2,000 motorists in the UK were caught speeding at more than 100mph (160 kmh) over the previous year.

The figures were compiled from 42 British police forces after Freedom of Information requests submitted by BBC Radio 5 live.

In 2015, Shaun Davis, 42, from Northampton, was thought to be Britain's worst speeding offender when he was jailed after filming himself driving at 192mph (309kmh) last year.

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Image caption Norfolk and Suffolk Roads Policing Unit tweeted the message about the speeding car

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