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Father and son claimed they couldn't remember who was driving 100mph car

The M25 at Epping. Credit: Google Street View.

A father and son from Cambridgeshire who claimed not to remember who was the driver of a car caught going nearly 100mph along the M25 have failed to overturn their sentences.

Gabriel Tun, 24, and his dad Lionel Tun, 53, both from The Chantry in Fulbourn near Cambridge, were fined and given six points on each of their licences following a hearing in Colchester back in August.

The pair were contacted by police after a silver BMW M3 was caught on a speed camera on the M25 at Epping travelling at 96mph.

They responded claiming they could not remember who was driving and both ended up at Colchester Magistrates' Court for failing to give information relating to the identification of a driver.

The father and son - who was the registered keeper of the car - were found guilty and, between them, had to pay more than £1,500 in fines and costs.

Earlier this month (October), they attempted to appeal those sentences but were unsuccessful and fined a further £520.

"Neither father or son would admit responsibility for their dangerous and inconsiderate actions on one of the county’s busiest roads. “This could have been a simple process, however, by pretending they didn’t know who was driving the vehicle and then appealing their sentences, they have taken the case to the Crown Court and were unsuccessful. “Drivers caught speeding have a legal obligation to reply our notices requesting the drivers details."

– PC Daniel Cordwell, Essex Police