Speeding motorist tells police his "essential" trip from Nottingham to London was to buy cheap bread

A motorist who was clocked speeding at 110mph on the motorway, told officers he had made the essential trip from Nottingham to London to purchase bread because it was £1 cheaper.

The unnamed man has now been reported to court for the offence which took place on Saturday 5 April whilst driving back to Nottingham along the M1.

Leicestershire Roads Policing Unit, said: "Just stopped a car doing 110mph on the M1 north. The purpose of the journey from Nottingham? To buy bread in London because it was £1 cheaper. He also had his 2 young children in the car. Reported to court."

With less drivers taking to roads across the UK due to the COVID-19 lockdown, some motorists have been accused of taking advantage of quieter streets and risking safety by speeding.

Andy Cox, Detective Superintendent, lead for investigating fatal and serious road collisions and tackling transport network crime across London, has said that with less congestion in the capital the police force are seeing examples of "extreme speeding".

Cox added: "This increases the risk of series collisions. Drink drive is socially unacceptable. We should treat speeding this way too."

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