A MOTORCYCLIST has been disqualified from driving and fined after being clocked at 147mph.

Paul Spinks, 36, of Vincent Drive, Andover, was found guilty of riding his motorbike at 147mph in a 60mph limit area on the A30 at Thorneydown.

Officers were carrying out speed checks in the area at about 3pm on June 1 last year.

Spinks was disqualified from driving for 100 days and issued with a £300 fine at Salisbury Magistrates Court on July 31.

PC Will Ayres of Salisbury Police said: “There is no excuse for driving in this manner and at such speed. People who disregard the speed limits risk not only criminal records, disqualification and fines but the very real danger of causing fatal or serious injury to other road users.”