A27 biker caught at highest ever speed in Sussex

A MOTORCYCLIST has been found guilty of dangerous driving, after being clocked at 152mph on the A27 last year.

Stephen Tull, 37, of Pennels Close, Milland, was detected riding his Yamaha YZF-R1 along the Arundel Road section of the A27, in Binsted, on October 16, 2011.

Given the severity of the offence, a court appearance was required and Tull appeared at Worthing Magistrates’ Court on Monday. He has been banned from the roads for 12 months.

He was detected by a mobile safety camera operator as he overtook vehicles while riding towards a blind crest and a hidden junction. He accelerated from 139mph to 152mph in four seconds.

While investigating Tull, Sussex Police also discovered he had no valid MOT.

The speed is the highest ever detected in Sussex and the highest recorded speed nationally in 2011.

Magistrates found him guilty of dangerous driving, and as well as the driving ban ordered him to pay £620 in costs. He was also given a 12-month community order for 200 hours of unpaid work. He must also do an extended driving retest at the end of his ban.