A speeding motorcyclist who was caught out by footage on his own helmet camera has been sentenced. Nicholas Pannell, 30, crashed into a hedge as he raced fellow biker Joshua Illingworth, 29, at speeds up to 118mph last July.

A recording of the pursuit was found on Pannell’s camera when Devon Police were called to the scene.

They were caught after police were called to the scene of the crash, near Modbury, Devon, and found Pannell’s detached GoPro on July 2 last year.

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While Pannell was recovering in Derriford Hospital, after suffering a fracture to his clavicle, fractures to his ribs and damage to his ventricle, police pored over the footage.

Prosecutor Nigel Hall told Plymouth Crown Court that the video showed the pair: “Effectively racing through lanes of Devon and South Hams,” for 15 miles.

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