Police stop 110mph biker who had 46 points on licence

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A motorcyclist in Norfolk was stopped by police after being clocked travelling at 110mph on the A47.

It was later found that the offending biker, who had a passenger riding pillion, not only had 46 points on his licence, but they were also riding an uninsured bike that hadn't had an MOT since 2008.

Norfolk and Suffolk Roads Policing Unit revealed on Twitter that it had stopped the biker on Saturday, and also listed a number of faults found on the bike. They included a defective rear tyre, a speedometer dangling at the wheel and an unfixed rear seat. Twitter users took to social media to voice their dismay and outrage. Robert Ling wrote: "Feel sorry for all the people who have to deal with the aftermath of these idiots. Emergency services and family [sic] alike." Christopher Nobbs commented: "46 points! Is this dangerous person going to prison!"

Other social media users responded in a slightly more tongue-in-cheek fashion, with AlanJ writing: "Would have been a total joke if he was texting, too. Six more points!"

Police later responded on the social media channel to say that the offending biker had been disqualified, but that he still holds 46 points on his licence.

The BBC has reported that officers seized the motorbike, and that its rider will appear in court to face charges in due course.