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Expat banned for 169mph speeding

Heron, who lives in Marbella, drove at double the motorway speed limit

A Scottish expatriate living on the Costa del Sol has been fined more than £3,000 for driving at the highest speed ever recorded in Granada province.

Alan Heron, who is originally from Glasgow, was also banned from driving for 10 months.

Traffic police caught the 56-year-old speeding at 169mph in his Ferrari California on a 75mph limit motorway near Baza on Wednesday morning.

Spanish police said it may also be the highest speed recorded in Spain.

Officers from the paramilitary Civil Guard chased Heron and recorded his speed using a radar trap.

He was driving at 271kph (169mph), more than double the motorway speed limit of 120kph (75mph).

Following his court appearance on Thursday morning, police said Heron keeps several high performance cars at his home in Marbella.

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