South Scotland

Three bikers caught speeding at 130mph in Kirkcudbrightshire

Three motorcyclists have been caught speeding at more than 130mph in Kirkcudbrightshire.

The bikers, from Sheffield, South Yorkshire, face charges after being clocked at more than double the 60mph limit on the A75.

The men - aged 36, 42 and 46 - were stopped near Gatehouse of Fleet on Saturday.

Police Scotland said they will be reported to the procurator fiscal.

Insp Neil Hewitson said: "These are ridiculous speeds on a public road and officers will continue to patrol all our roads in the region to promote safe and responsible motorcycling as part of Operation Zenith.

"In the run-up this week to the North West 200 motorcycle event in Northern Ireland, our roads will become much busier with motorcycle traffic and officers will be out on patrol to ensure that those passing through are adhering to the laws of the road."