A police officer has had his licence suspended after being accused of reaching speeds of 140mph in a bid to show a prisoner how powerful his car was.
The prisoner, who was being taken from Leeds to Darlington, chatted to the officer who was driving him about the marked BMW they were travelling in and its "powerful motor", The Northern Echo reported.
After asking the Pc how fast the car could go, the officer was said to have replied "I'll show you" or "let's see" and accelerated to twice the legal speed limit.
Once the pair arrived at Darlington Police Station, the prisoner promptly told the officer at the custody desk how fast they had been going.
Superintendent Darren Ellis, head of professional standards and legal services, said the force was aware of the prisoner's complaint that the police car was "driven at an excess, and inappropriate speed" and was taking the allegation "very seriously".
He said that as well as having his licence suspended, the Pc has been moved permanently from roads policing duties, formally sanctioned under the Police Misconduct Procedures and is subject to an "action plan" concerning risk management and decision making.
"He will have to go through a driving school reassessment before returning to full operational duties," Superintendent Ellis added.
The former headteacher of Carley Cockburn, who died in a car crash along with her family in Grimsby, has paid tribute to a 'talented' young girl.
Superintendent Tracy Bradley of Humberside Police has told the Grimsby Telegraph:
Jason Abrams is from Laceby Manor Golf Club near the scene of the crash on the A18 near Grimsby.
An ambulance service spokeswoman has provided further details of today's road crash in Grimsby:
East Midlands Ambulance Service has confirmed reports of a crash between a lorry and a car in Grimsby this afternoon.
It is being reported that five people from the same family were killed in the head-on crash with an articulated lorry owned by New Century Foods of Scunthorpe.
A coroner has called for "root and branch" changes to gun licensing at the conclusion of an inquest into a taxi driver who shot dead three members of his family before killing himself.
Andrew Tweddle said that with the current "flawed" system it was "fortuitous" there had not been more incidents like the one in Horden, near Peterlee, County Durham, on New Year's Day 2012.
Michael Atherton, 42, killed his partner, Susan McGoldrick, 47, her sister, Alison Turnbull, 44, and Ms Turnbull's daughter, Tanya, 24, before turning the gun on himself.
Mr Tweddle, sitting in Crook, reached a verdict that the women were unlawfully killed and that Atherton killed himself.
The inquest heard that Atherton, despite a history of domestic abuse and threats to self-harm, legally owned six weapons, including three shotguns.
The inquest also heard that there was no formal training for police officers involved in granting firearms licences.
The River Wear has bursts its banks at Chester le Street in Country Durham because of the flooding: