Police name dangerous driver who hit speeds of 100mph in Birmingham

A dangerous driver has been named by West Midlands Police after he reached speeds of over 100mph in Birmingham and was spotted with street racers on Heartlands Parkway
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A dangerous driver has been prosecuted after he was spotted driving over 100mph in Birmingham.

Police have named Callum Blunderfield after he appeared at Birmingham High Court and given a suspended prison sentence of 46 days and fined £1,000.

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The 21 year-old was spotted by officers entering the city after driving to Birmingham from Suffolk on August 28. He was also seen with street racers at Heartlands Parkway and attempted to hide part of his registration plate by taping over it. He drove through red lights before heading back to Suffolk.

Officers decided it would be too dangerous to pursue him, but spotted him again on September 3 on Kenrick Way in West Bromwich. He was stopped and arrested on the M6.

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A spokesperson for West Midlands Police said: “We’re not letting up in our crackdown on dangerous drivers who put lives at risk in the West Midlands, with another driver hauled before the courts for breaking the ban on street racing. Callum Blunderfield is the latest motorist to be caught in Operation Hercules, designed to put the brakes on illegal gatherings of car cruisers.”

Ch Supt Ian Green, from Operation Hercules, added: “We won’t tolerate illegal street racing or cruising on the region’s roads. People have been killed and seriously injured at these types of events in the past and our ultimate aim is to keep people safe.

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"We work closely with our partners on a range of tactics to identify, disrupt and enforce against those taking part or observing. Our priority is keeping the roads safe for all. We encourage friends, families and neighbours of those driving anti-socially or attending to watch racing to challenge this unacceptable behaviour before more people get harmed."