Speedboat owner fined

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A man who tried to dodge a speeding fine after he was caught doing 40 knots through central London has been ordered to pay out almost £5,000 by a court.

Ross MacGregor made no attempt to slow down as he sped along the River Thames, despite being pursued by the Marine Policing Unit

Magistrates sitting at Westminster Magistrates Court heard that the 26-year-old boater later skipped the country shortly after the speeding incident.

The prosecution was brought by the Port of London Authority, which was represented by the law firm, Blake Morgan.

The court heard that MacGregor drove his speedboat in a dangerous manner on the River Thames – hurtling through a busy section of the river more than 25 knots over the speed limit.

His dangerous navigation risked his own life as well as others.

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