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Abernethy biker caught at 122mph denies dangerous driving

A92 at East Balgillo Road roundabout
Image caption Robert Lockhart was caught driving at 122mph on the A92 Arbroath to Dundee road

A motorcyclist caught riding his bike at 122mph in a 40mph zone outside Dundee has denied driving dangerously.

Robert Lockhart admitted riding his Suzuki Hayabusa, which has a top speed of 190mph, at more than three times the speed limit on the outskirts of Dundee.

At Dundee Sheriff Court the 51-year-old denied a charge of dangerous driving, instead only pled guilty to speeding.

He will now stand trial on both charges after his pleas were rejected by prosecutors.

Mr Lockhart, from Abernethy, Perthshire, denies that on 26 May he drove his Suzuki Hayabusa motorbike dangerously on the A92 Arbroath to Dundee road.

The court was told Mr Lockhart drove at an "excessive high speed" on a road limited to 40mph between Panmurefield Village roundabout and East Balgillo Road roundabout.

Defence solicitor George Donnelly told Dundee Sheriff Court his client would plead guilty to the speeding charge and not guilty to the dangerous driving charge.

Sheriff Richard Davidson fixed a trial date for next week.

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