East Lancs biker hit 'terrifying' 128mph as he fled police

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: East Lancs biker hit 'terrifying' 128mph as he fled police East Lancs biker hit 'terrifying' 128mph as he fled police

A MOTORCYCLIST who clocked almost 130mph as he tried to get away from police on the A56, has been banned.

Karl Warburton, 38, had been over-taking and undertaking on the dual carriageway, and almost caused a head-on crash when he went the wrong way up a slip road, even though he had lost the police.

The officer in pursuit, with an on-board camera, had been doing 128mph and couldn’t catch him.

The builder’s solicitor told Burnley Crown Court he had been exhilarated by his new motorbike, but a judge slammed his actions as ‘total madness’ and terrifying, and asked: “Who does that when they are 38? Did he want to die? Is he fully insured, does he want his partner to get the money?”

Warburton, of Burnley Road, Padiham, had admitted dangerous driving, last June 30. He was sentenced to 12 months in prison, suspended for two years, and was banned for 18 months. He must pay £250 costs.

Stephen Parker, prosecuting, said at 1pm, a police officer in an un-marked car spotted a motorcycle light in his mirror.

It went past him, and the officer accelerated to more than 120mph to try to catch Warburton. The officer activated his blue lights, but Warb-urton failed to stop.

Mr Parker said at Haslingden, a couple were travelling along a slip road to join the A56, to travel towards Bury, when Warburton went the wrong way up the road. The motorcycle had to swerve to avoid the car in front of them, and then flew past them.

The couple went onto the dual carriageway, saw the officer’s car with the blue flashing lights, assumed he was probably looking for the motorbike and phoned the police. The police had managed to get the bike's registration number.

A notice of intended prosecution was sent to Warburton and he said he had been the driver. He was invited to the police station for interview, and when the CCTV was shown to him, he was reluctant to watch. He made no comment. He had nine offences on his record.

Helen Sechiari, for Warburton, said he did not realise at first a pol-ice car was behind him and, when he did, he panicked.

The barrister said: “He just got lost in the moment. He was exhilarated by his new motorcycle.”

Miss Sechiari said Warburton had put his business and home in jeopardy, as well as the employment of the two men who worked for him.

Sentencing, Judge Beverley Lunt told Warburton: “Your speed was terrifying. Your overtaking and undertaking were terrifying. The people in other cars must have been absolutely shocked. You put other people at risk, and that is just unforgivable.”

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2:13pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Stone Island: says...

Maniac.
Maniac. Stone Island:
  • Score: 11

2:35pm Thu 3 Apr 14

DaveBurnley says...

Usual slap on the wrist from our favourite judge. It's only luck that he didn't kill himself and a few innocent people.

He should have been sent down and his bike crushed whilst he watched.
Usual slap on the wrist from our favourite judge. It's only luck that he didn't kill himself and a few innocent people. He should have been sent down and his bike crushed whilst he watched. DaveBurnley
  • Score: 18

2:40pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Steven Seagull says...

Can anyone give one good reason why this f**kwit should ever get his licence back?
Can anyone give one good reason why this f**kwit should ever get his licence back? Steven Seagull
  • Score: 21

2:57pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Bluelizzy says...

He gets a suspended sentence whilst, in another story, a woman making threatening phone calls gets sent down. I know which I think is the worst.
He gets a suspended sentence whilst, in another story, a woman making threatening phone calls gets sent down. I know which I think is the worst. Bluelizzy
  • Score: 20

3:02pm Thu 3 Apr 14

shytalk says...

Builders solicitor? college boy ( racer ) enough said.
Motorcycles are probably the most enjoyable form of transport there is. There to be enjoyed, but need to be ridden with skill and responsibility.
I personally would like to give a special thanx to the police who caught this idiot at risk to themselves and got him off the road
Steven Seagull i can't think of a reason why this fxwit should ever get his licence back.
Builders solicitor? college boy ( racer ) enough said. Motorcycles are probably the most enjoyable form of transport there is. There to be enjoyed, but need to be ridden with skill and responsibility. I personally would like to give a special thanx to the police who caught this idiot at risk to themselves and got him off the road Steven Seagull i can't think of a reason why this fxwit should ever get his licence back. shytalk
  • Score: 12

3:04pm Thu 3 Apr 14

shytalk says...

DaveBurnley wrote:
Usual slap on the wrist from our favourite judge. It's only luck that he didn't kill himself and a few innocent people.

He should have been sent down and his bike crushed whilst he watched.
No bike shouldn't be crushed. It should be auctioned for charity whilst he watched.
[quote][p][bold]DaveBurnley[/bold] wrote: Usual slap on the wrist from our favourite judge. It's only luck that he didn't kill himself and a few innocent people. He should have been sent down and his bike crushed whilst he watched.[/p][/quote]No bike shouldn't be crushed. It should be auctioned for charity whilst he watched. shytalk
  • Score: 14

3:28pm Thu 3 Apr 14

leyton says...

Steven Seagull wrote:
Can anyone give one good reason why this f**kwit should ever get his licence back?
the cretin spouts again
[quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: Can anyone give one good reason why this f**kwit should ever get his licence back?[/p][/quote]the cretin spouts again leyton
  • Score: -14

3:46pm Thu 3 Apr 14

GrumpyofClayton says...

"Let them of lightly Lunt" strikes again....
"Let them of lightly Lunt" strikes again.... GrumpyofClayton
  • Score: 13

6:08pm Thu 3 Apr 14

crusade to find the truth from the brown stuff says...

East lancs suspended sentence judge strikes again = PATHETIC! Should if jailed the moron he fails to stop and drives up wrong side of the road nearly causing a head on crash. Idiots like this bloke give us bikers the bad name
East lancs suspended sentence judge strikes again = PATHETIC! Should if jailed the moron he fails to stop and drives up wrong side of the road nearly causing a head on crash. Idiots like this bloke give us bikers the bad name crusade to find the truth from the brown stuff
  • Score: 11

6:39pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Steven Seagull says...

leyton wrote:
Steven Seagull wrote:
Can anyone give one good reason why this f**kwit should ever get his licence back?
the cretin spouts again
Speaking of fu*kwits hello Leyton.

So be a grown up and tell me if you agree with me or not?
[quote][p][bold]leyton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: Can anyone give one good reason why this f**kwit should ever get his licence back?[/p][/quote]the cretin spouts again[/p][/quote]Speaking of fu*kwits hello Leyton. So be a grown up and tell me if you agree with me or not? Steven Seagull
  • Score: 9

6:41pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Steven Seagull says...

GrumpyofClayton wrote:
"Let them of lightly Lunt" strikes again....
Unbelievably she has actually sent 2 people to prison.

See burglars targeting schools story. It's true!!!!
[quote][p][bold]GrumpyofClayton[/bold] wrote: "Let them of lightly Lunt" strikes again....[/p][/quote]Unbelievably she has actually sent 2 people to prison. See burglars targeting schools story. It's true!!!! Steven Seagull
  • Score: 6

6:49pm Thu 3 Apr 14

ikap22 says...

Steven Seagull wrote:
GrumpyofClayton wrote:
"Let them of lightly Lunt" strikes again....
Unbelievably she has actually sent 2 people to prison.

See burglars targeting schools story. It's true!!!!
She was on drug's when passing the sentence, she should take the same pill's more often.
[quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GrumpyofClayton[/bold] wrote: "Let them of lightly Lunt" strikes again....[/p][/quote]Unbelievably she has actually sent 2 people to prison. See burglars targeting schools story. It's true!!!![/p][/quote]She was on drug's when passing the sentence, she should take the same pill's more often. ikap22
  • Score: 8

7:02pm Thu 3 Apr 14

ikap22 says...

What a mindless & idiotic thing to do, lucky for him there was no fatalities. They should confiscate his licence for good. What a joke of a judge: “Who does that when they are 38?. Duh, thought it was obvious.
What a mindless & idiotic thing to do, lucky for him there was no fatalities. They should confiscate his licence for good. What a joke of a judge: “Who does that when they are 38?. Duh, thought it was obvious. ikap22
  • Score: 10

9:07pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Stone Island: says...

Steven Seagull wrote:
leyton wrote:
Steven Seagull wrote:
Can anyone give one good reason why this f**kwit should ever get his licence back?
the cretin spouts again
Speaking of fu*kwits hello Leyton.

So be a grown up and tell me if you agree with me or not?
A fan of yours is he, officer?
[quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]leyton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: Can anyone give one good reason why this f**kwit should ever get his licence back?[/p][/quote]the cretin spouts again[/p][/quote]Speaking of fu*kwits hello Leyton. So be a grown up and tell me if you agree with me or not?[/p][/quote]A fan of yours is he, officer? Stone Island:
  • Score: 4

9:13pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Steven Seagull says...

Stone Island: wrote:
Steven Seagull wrote:
leyton wrote:
Steven Seagull wrote:
Can anyone give one good reason why this f**kwit should ever get his licence back?
the cretin spouts again
Speaking of fu*kwits hello Leyton.

So be a grown up and tell me if you agree with me or not?
A fan of yours is he, officer?
As you can see stoner, he's an ever so pleasant chap and we meet up for a pint of mild and a game of 5's and 3's twice weekly.

What's this "officer" stuff about by the way?
[quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]leyton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: Can anyone give one good reason why this f**kwit should ever get his licence back?[/p][/quote]the cretin spouts again[/p][/quote]Speaking of fu*kwits hello Leyton. So be a grown up and tell me if you agree with me or not?[/p][/quote]A fan of yours is he, officer?[/p][/quote]As you can see stoner, he's an ever so pleasant chap and we meet up for a pint of mild and a game of 5's and 3's twice weekly. What's this "officer" stuff about by the way? Steven Seagull
  • Score: 1

9:25pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Stone Island: says...

Steven Seagull wrote:
Stone Island: wrote:
Steven Seagull wrote:
leyton wrote:
Steven Seagull wrote:
Can anyone give one good reason why this f**kwit should ever get his licence back?
the cretin spouts again
Speaking of fu*kwits hello Leyton.

So be a grown up and tell me if you agree with me or not?
A fan of yours is he, officer?
As you can see stoner, he's an ever so pleasant chap and we meet up for a pint of mild and a game of 5's and 3's twice weekly.

What's this "officer" stuff about by the way?
He's a right simpleton is Leyton. I was having a guess at your occupation Mr Seagull, It's not often I'm wrong. What's 5's and 3's btw?
[quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]leyton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: Can anyone give one good reason why this f**kwit should ever get his licence back?[/p][/quote]the cretin spouts again[/p][/quote]Speaking of fu*kwits hello Leyton. So be a grown up and tell me if you agree with me or not?[/p][/quote]A fan of yours is he, officer?[/p][/quote]As you can see stoner, he's an ever so pleasant chap and we meet up for a pint of mild and a game of 5's and 3's twice weekly. What's this "officer" stuff about by the way?[/p][/quote]He's a right simpleton is Leyton. I was having a guess at your occupation Mr Seagull, It's not often I'm wrong. What's 5's and 3's btw? Stone Island:
  • Score: 3

10:12pm Thu 3 Apr 14

tonyk74 says...

Muppet!!!!!!
Muppet!!!!!! tonyk74
  • Score: 5

8:57am Fri 4 Apr 14

Steven Seagull says...

Stone Island: wrote:
Steven Seagull wrote:
Stone Island: wrote:
Steven Seagull wrote:
leyton wrote:
Steven Seagull wrote:
Can anyone give one good reason why this f**kwit should ever get his licence back?
the cretin spouts again
Speaking of fu*kwits hello Leyton.

So be a grown up and tell me if you agree with me or not?
A fan of yours is he, officer?
As you can see stoner, he's an ever so pleasant chap and we meet up for a pint of mild and a game of 5's and 3's twice weekly.

What's this "officer" stuff about by the way?
He's a right simpleton is Leyton. I was having a guess at your occupation Mr Seagull, It's not often I'm wrong. What's 5's and 3's btw?
As Roy Walker would say: "ITS GOOD BUT ITS NOT RIGHT". lots of family members have taken that path but not I.

Never heard of 5's and 3's? dominoes! (not a pizza) at the risk of sounding old before my time it's rather an exciting game. You should try it sometime.
[quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]leyton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: Can anyone give one good reason why this f**kwit should ever get his licence back?[/p][/quote]the cretin spouts again[/p][/quote]Speaking of fu*kwits hello Leyton. So be a grown up and tell me if you agree with me or not?[/p][/quote]A fan of yours is he, officer?[/p][/quote]As you can see stoner, he's an ever so pleasant chap and we meet up for a pint of mild and a game of 5's and 3's twice weekly. What's this "officer" stuff about by the way?[/p][/quote]He's a right simpleton is Leyton. I was having a guess at your occupation Mr Seagull, It's not often I'm wrong. What's 5's and 3's btw?[/p][/quote]As Roy Walker would say: "ITS GOOD BUT ITS NOT RIGHT". lots of family members have taken that path but not I. Never heard of 5's and 3's? dominoes! (not a pizza) at the risk of sounding old before my time it's rather an exciting game. You should try it sometime. Steven Seagull
  • Score: 1

9:48am Fri 4 Apr 14

ChrisDeBerg says...

shytalk wrote:
DaveBurnley wrote:
Usual slap on the wrist from our favourite judge. It's only luck that he didn't kill himself and a few innocent people.

He should have been sent down and his bike crushed whilst he watched.
No bike shouldn't be crushed. It should be auctioned for charity whilst he watched.
He's lucky it wasn't crushed along with the bonnet of the car driving on the right side of the road! People like this survive idiotic riding of a bike and then a safe biker riding home from work gets killed by a JCB pulling out on him! Where is karma when you need it, I think irony has it locked in a cage?!?
[quote][p][bold]shytalk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DaveBurnley[/bold] wrote: Usual slap on the wrist from our favourite judge. It's only luck that he didn't kill himself and a few innocent people. He should have been sent down and his bike crushed whilst he watched.[/p][/quote]No bike shouldn't be crushed. It should be auctioned for charity whilst he watched.[/p][/quote]He's lucky it wasn't crushed along with the bonnet of the car driving on the right side of the road! People like this survive idiotic riding of a bike and then a safe biker riding home from work gets killed by a JCB pulling out on him! Where is karma when you need it, I think irony has it locked in a cage?!? ChrisDeBerg
  • Score: 4

10:48am Fri 4 Apr 14

ConcernedOssy says...

Steven Seagull wrote:
Stone Island: wrote:
Steven Seagull wrote:
leyton wrote:
Steven Seagull wrote:
Can anyone give one good reason why this f**kwit should ever get his licence back?
the cretin spouts again
Speaking of fu*kwits hello Leyton.

So be a grown up and tell me if you agree with me or not?
A fan of yours is he, officer?
As you can see stoner, he's an ever so pleasant chap and we meet up for a pint of mild and a game of 5's and 3's twice weekly.

What's this "officer" stuff about by the way?
So what's all this think bike abount
[quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]leyton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: Can anyone give one good reason why this f**kwit should ever get his licence back?[/p][/quote]the cretin spouts again[/p][/quote]Speaking of fu*kwits hello Leyton. So be a grown up and tell me if you agree with me or not?[/p][/quote]A fan of yours is he, officer?[/p][/quote]As you can see stoner, he's an ever so pleasant chap and we meet up for a pint of mild and a game of 5's and 3's twice weekly. What's this "officer" stuff about by the way?[/p][/quote]So what's all this think bike abount ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 2

10:52am Fri 4 Apr 14

ConcernedOssy says...

Steven Seagull wrote:
GrumpyofClayton wrote:
"Let them of lightly Lunt" strikes again....
Unbelievably she has actually sent 2 people to prison.

See burglars targeting schools story. It's true!!!!
Maybe she needs a 128 mph bike ride to blow the cobwebs away !!
[quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GrumpyofClayton[/bold] wrote: "Let them of lightly Lunt" strikes again....[/p][/quote]Unbelievably she has actually sent 2 people to prison. See burglars targeting schools story. It's true!!!![/p][/quote]Maybe she needs a 128 mph bike ride to blow the cobwebs away !! ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 4

4:33pm Fri 4 Apr 14

ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123 says...

Steven Seagull wrote:
Can anyone give one good reason why this f**kwit should ever get his licence back?
HaHaHa Lenient Lunt Yet Again with slap on the wrist its about time she was sacked
[quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: Can anyone give one good reason why this f**kwit should ever get his licence back?[/p][/quote]HaHaHa Lenient Lunt Yet Again with slap on the wrist its about time she was sacked ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123
  • Score: 1

4:34pm Fri 4 Apr 14

ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123 says...

Steven Seagull wrote:
Can anyone give one good reason why this f**kwit should ever get his licence back?
Lenient Lunt can lol
[quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: Can anyone give one good reason why this f**kwit should ever get his licence back?[/p][/quote]Lenient Lunt can lol ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123
  • Score: 2

10:32am Sat 5 Apr 14

keybo5 says...

The police certainly wouldn,t have caught a bike at 130 mph with the 8 yr old Vauxhall Astra as shown in your picture that,s for sure!
The police certainly wouldn,t have caught a bike at 130 mph with the 8 yr old Vauxhall Astra as shown in your picture that,s for sure! keybo5
  • Score: 0

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