A man has been banned from driving after speeding at 141mph.

Joshua Freedman, 30, of The Avenue, Dunmow was caught on camera driving at more than double the national speed limit on the M11 in Harlow on April 16.

Freedman admitted speeding when he appeared at Southend Magistrates Court on Thursday October 15.

He was banned from driving for 56 days, fined £450 and ordered to pay £110 court costs and a £45 victim surcharge.

Adam Pipe, head of roads policing, said: “At the time of this offence, our roads were less busy as people were staying at home to help reduce the spread of coronavirus to help keep each other safe and protect the NHS.

“But speed limits exist for a reason – to keep people safe.

“Driving at 141mph is extremely reckless and endangers lives, no matter how quiet the M11 may or may not have been.

“This sentence shows just how serious the courts take these offences.

“It is just extremely fortunate that Freedman’s driving didn’t lead to himself or anyone else being hurt, or even killed.”