Grandad given speeding ticket for doing 42mph on scooter that can only hit 8mph

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A pensioner has been given a speeding ticket for travelling at 42mph on his mobility scooter, which is only capable of 8mph.

James Roberts, 74, says he thought it was 'a joke' because his scooter is incapable of such speeds and he was resting after triple heart surgery when the alleged incident took place.

The letter from North Wales Police gave the details and registration number of the motorised scooter. It alleged that he had been travelling at 42mph in a 30mph zone on the A5151 London Road in Trelawynd, Flintshire at 9.18pm on November 12.

Roberts told the Daily Post: "I've barely been out of the house these last six weeks, never mind going to Trelawnyd at that time of night.

"My scooter has a registration number but it doesn't have number plates on it so I have no idea what's happened here."

GoSafe, which issues speeding tickets on behalf of North Wales Police, said that an administrative error was to blame and confirmed it had cancelled the ticket.