Puff Daddy & Faith Evans: I'll Be Missing YouiTunesAmazon

Puff Daddy & Faith Evans: I'll Be Missing YouiTunesAmazon

Biker banned for 82mph speed in Harrogate town centre

lee-roy campbell speeding

Published by Lizzy McEllan at 4:59pm 18th April 2019.

A motorcyclist has been banned from the roads after riding through central Harrogate at 82mph.

  • 53-year-old Lee-Roy Campbell was caught in Harrogate town centre riding his motorbike a 82mph
  • He's been banned from driving for seven months and ordered to pay a £569 fine
  • Police say it happened at 10am on a Sunday last month - Campbell pleaded guilty yesterday

Lee-Roy Campbell was recorded speeding through the 30mph zone on the A61 Leeds Road on a black Yamaha R1 performance motorbike.

The 53-year-old was charged with exceeding a speed limit after he was pictured by North Yorkshire Police safety camera team and investigated.

The offence took place at 10am on a Sunday last month.

Campbell, of Harrogate, pleaded guilty to speeding when he appeared at Northallerton MagistratesCourt yesterday (17 April).

Magistrates disqualified him from driving for seven months and ordered him to pay £569 in fines and costs.

After the hearing, Traffic Constable Andy Forth, who investigated the incident for North Yorkshire Police’s Traffic Bureau, said:

“The speed Campbell reached in central Harrogate was frankly ludicrous

“He deliberately placed innocent pedestrians and other road users in serious jeopardy – if he’d hit a child or even an adult at that speed, their chances of surviving would have been virtually zero.”

TC Forth added:

“As the biker season begins and riders amass in North Yorkshire, this is a timely reminder that no road users are immune from prosecution if they speed in North Yorkshire.

"Speeding can have serious and lifechanging consequences, which is why we enforce it.

“We see those consequences regularly – our officers have to pick body parts up from crash scenes and break horrific news to families of people who have died.

"If motorists saw those things too, I guarantee it would make them think twice about speeding.”

Email Icon

Sign up for exclusive news, competitions and offers.
Proper Local News updates from Stray FM

Newer article
Older article
Top articles

Proposal for a vote to confirm Brexit direction touted as May claims to offer new deal

National: Labour's Brexit spokesman has suggested Theresa May could end parliamentary deadlock by including a "confirmatory" public vote as part of the Withdrawal Agreement Bill (WAB) - as the PM claims to offer a "bold" new deal.

Eurovision: The Netherlands wins, as Madonna in hot water over Israeli and Palestinian flags

World: Bookies' favourite The Netherlands has won Eurovision, as Madonna ends up in hot water with organisers after showing Israeli and Palestinian flags during her performance.

Wilder vs Breazeale: Deontay Wilder blows away Dominic Breazeale to retain his WBC heavyweight crown

Sport: Deontay Wilder blasted out Dominic Breazeale in one round to retain his WBC heavyweight crown at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Eurovision: The Netherlands wins, as Madonna in hot water over Israeli and Palestinian flags

Showbiz: Bookies' favourite The Netherlands has won Eurovision, as Madonna ends up in hot water with organisers after showing Israeli and Palestinian flags during her performance.

New map of Harrogate launched to help boost tourism

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: Newly-formed Harrogate BID are behind the initiative.

A day in the life of a 16-year-old county lines drug dealer

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: This harrowing story's being shared by police to raise awareness.

Outdoor drama classes coming to Harrogate

Family: Building confidence and exploring creativity.

WATCH: 43 Minutes of Queen in the 70s

70s: The band's team have put together highlights of the their early career including some iconic performances.

The Rocket Man is certified Platinum!

70s On This Day: It was the first time anyone had done this

More volunteers needed for Harrogate scheme

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: An appeal's been launched for volunteer drivers to help vulnerable people to live independently.

Local school success in green poem competition

Education: To celebrate Stray FM's Green Month.

"Take one day at a time"

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: Skipton's Stuart Cracknall lives with dementia and has shared his story with Stray FM

Mowing your lawn: a pain in the grass

Family: One Harrogate landscaper has the answer.

Top Party Dresses for the Festive Season

Christmas: Local Blogger, the Harrogate Girl, picks the best frocks, gowns and outfits for the big Christmas parties of 2017.

"It's a fantastic place": Harrogate cancer centre celebrates major milestone

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: The Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre at Harrogate District Hospital is marking its five year anniversary.

Stray FM celebrates BEST EVER audience figures

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: More of you are listening for longer as we celebrate our 25th birthday

Delve into deliciousness at Mother Shiptons Inn

Test pages: We sent Stray FM's James Stanley to try out the new menu at Mother Shipton's Inn Knaresborough.

Tour de Yorkshire host venues confirmed

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: There'll be no re-run of this year's memorable Tour de France stage finish in Harrogate.

North Yorkshire districts among best places to live in UK

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: Three parts of North Yorkshire have been named in the top ten places to live in the UK.

Poll

Bank holidays - are there too many this time of year?

Trending in Yorkshire

Gearing up to raise funds for two local charities

The team will cycle 40 miles today.

Arrest made following Ilkley moor fire

A blaze broke out this morning

UPDATED: Large fire on Ilkley Moor extinguished

Emergency services have now left the scene.

PICTURES: Car fire on A1(M)

Car is now on the hard shoulder.

Road closures in Harrogate tomorrow: Army College parade

Here's all you need to know about the event

More news...