Officer disciplined for speeding

A complaint has been made about a marked police vehicle being driven at excessive speed while transporting a prisoner.

Durham Police: Response to speeding officer

A Durham police officer has been disciplined after reports he was driving at speeds of up to 140 miles per hour while transporting a prisoner from Leeds in December.

The force says it has taken this allegation very seriously and the officer in question has been moved permanently from roads policing duties.

Deputy Chief Constable Michael Banks said the officer had a previous unblemished record.

Durham Police statement

“We are aware of this complaint which concerns an allegation of a marked police vehicle being driven at an excess, and inappropriate speed whilst transporting a prisoner back from Leeds into our force area. There were no other reports from members of the public reporting the police vehicle being driven at high speed, or dangerously."

– Durham Police

“The force has taken this allegation very seriously, the PC in question has been moved permanently from roads policing duties, has been handed a formal sanction under the Police Misconduct Procedures and is subject to an action plan concerning risk management and decision making. His licence has been suspended including any pursuit capability and he will have to go through a driving school reassessment before returning to full operational duties."

– Durham Police

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Speeding accusation PC removed from roads duties

Durham Police say they are dealing with a complaint about a police officer speeding while transporting a prisoner.

The PC in question has been moved permanently from roads policing duties, has been handed a formal sanction under the Police Misconduct Procedures and is subject to an action plan concerning risk management and decision making. His licence has been suspended.