Man prosecuted for speeding in Chichester Harbour

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A man has been prosecuted for speeding in Chichester Harbour.

Andrew Bristow, from London, was recorded travelling at over 20 knots in a motor vessel.

He was fined £295 and ordered to pay a court charge of £150, victim surcharge of £29.50 and costs of £300.

Harbour Master Richard Craven said: “We are responsible for maintaining safety in the harbour, and flagrant breaches of the byelaws will be prosecuted.”

This follows a number of other speeding prosecutions and cautions in 2015 and several cautions for causing excessive wash.

The speed limit of 8 knots in force within the harbour is to ensure the safety of mariners.

Mr Craven added: “I hope that the firm stance taken by the court deters similar behaviour in the future.”

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