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Police seek Abernethy biker over speeding charge no show

A man accused of riding his motorbike at more than three times the speed limit in Dundee failed to attend court to face charges.

Robert Lockhart, 50, was charged with dangerous driving and speeding.

At Dundee Sheriff Court, it was alleged that on 26 May he rode his Suzuki Hayabusa motorcycle at 122mph on the A92.

Mr Lockhart, from Abernethy, Perth and Kinross, failed to appear at court and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

He allegedly drove at 122mph between Panmurefield Village roundabout and East Balgillo roundabout on the outskirts of Dundee, where the speed limit is 40mph.

Paddy O'Dea, defending, said Mr Lockhart worked offshore and that lawyers representing him had written to the Crown asking that he be excused attendance.

Mr O'Dea said: "His principal agents are ready for trial."

But fiscal depute Emma Stewart told the court that the Crown had insisted that the 50-year-old appear for the intermediate diet hearing.

Sheriff George Way granted a warrant for non-appearance.

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