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Motorcyclist led police on 125mph chase through Yorkshire

William Daniel Wark's behaviour was described as Credit: North Yorkshire Police

The behaviour of a motorcyclist who led police on a chase at speeds of up to 125mph has been described as "frankly ridiculous" and a "real danger" to other road users.

William Daniel Wark, 24, from Pontefract, was given a 10-month suspended prison sentence, banned from driving for 12 months and ordered to do 200 hours of community service.

North Yorkshire Police said he was going so fast on April 21 that they decided to abandon their pursuit as it was getting too dangerous.

The force said he was recorded riding at 111mph on the A65 between Clapham and Ingleton.

When police went to stop him, he led them on a pursuit that lasted for several miles and reached speeds of 125mph.

He pleaded guilty to dangerous driving at a hearing at Skipton Magistrates' Court on May 11 and was sentenced at Bradford Crown Court.

The speeds Wark reached were frankly ridiculous and posed a real danger to other road users.

We cannot and will not tolerate that sort of behaviour on North Yorkshire's roads.

So I'm glad that the court has reflected the severity of his offending in the sentence they handed out.

– Roads Policing Officer Mark Brook, North Yorkshire Police