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Last Updated: Monday, 5 December 2005, 13:17 GMT
Speeding policeman seen on camera
A police officer driving a mobile police station has been caught by a speed camera breaking the limit.

Sgt Ted Bloodworth, of Bedfordshire Police, was clocked speeding last month in a 40mph roadworks zone near St Neots in Cambs, a spokesman confirmed.

The Biggleswade-based officer was driving a long-wheelbase mobile police station van on the Bedfordshire A1.

Mobile stations are taken to villages to give local residents a chance to speak with officers.

Summons to be issued

Under Bedfordshire Police rules the officer must submit a report to his commander to determine whether there was a legitimate reason for the offence.

The commander can either apply an exemption or issue the instruction to the county's safety camera partnership to go ahead with the issue of a speeding ticket.

A police spokesman said: "I can confirm that Sgt Bloodworth's case has reached this level and a summons is to be issued."

It will then be up to the officer whether he pays his fine and receives points on his licence like a regular member of the public, or goes to court to argue the case as a private individual.


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