Doctor posted police speed footage

FOOTAGE filmed from inside a Suffolk police car which was speeding to the scene of an emergency was posted on an internet website by a doctor, it emerged today.

Anthony Bond

FOOTAGE filmed from inside a Suffolk police car which was speeding to the scene of an emergency was posted on an internet website by a doctor, it emerged today.

Footage of the police car travelling along the A14 westbound from the Orwell Bridge to Claydon was posted on the popular YouTube site.

The three-minute clip was branded “irresponsible” by road safety charity Brake which said the video glamorised speeding.

But following an investigation police confirmed it was a doctor and not a police officer who took and posted the footage.

A Suffolk police spokesman said: “We now have identified the passenger, who posted the footage of this genuine emergency call on YouTube, as a doctor who was accompanying a traffic officer on patrol to gain an understanding of the policing service in Suffolk.

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“We have spoken to the passenger about his behaviour, which we feel to be inappropriate. Officers involved in emergency responses are highly skilled and receive specialist training. The officer driving the patrol car did so appropriately and safely in response to a genuine emergency and we would like to reassure the public that no road traffic offences were committed.”

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