Sunday, 1 November 2009

Biker maniac

''The speed of 166mph is thought to be the highest speed recorded on a public road in Scotland.''

Purves, from Cockburnspath, Berwickshire, earlier admitted a charge of dangerous driving. His lawyer argued the case for a non-custodial sentence, saying his client was a man of good character who had been ''seduced'' by the power of his high-speed bike.

The manufacturers and distributors of this lethal weapon were not, of course, in the dock, as they should have been.