800mph - Iím a pensioner not a pilot
A PENSIONER couldn't believe his eyes when he got a speeding ticket it said he had been clocked at 800mph!
Adalat Khan, aged 73, was told he had been captured by a camera apparently going at more than the speed of sound.
The letter even said there was both photographic and video evidence.
Mr Khan was driving his S-registered 3.4 litre Toyota Land Cruiser when the speed cameras snapped him on the A57 Hyde Road in Ardwick, close to the Apollo. He said: "I would have needed a jet engine to have been travelling at 800 miles an hour.
"I later saw the funny side of it, and a lot of my friends just laughed out loud when I told them how fast I was supposed to have been going." Mr Khan, a newsagent from Openshaw, added: "I was very worried when I opened the letter from the police. I knew I had been driving on the road in question at the time they said, but I knew I hadn't been speeding."
When he appealed, Greater Manchester Police immediately realised their mistake and cancelled the ticket - they said it was an inputting error.
A spokeswoman for GMP said the Central Ticket Office had looked into the case and found the speed on the ticket was not correct. She said the information on the ticket was inputted manually, and the mistake was down to human error.
She added: "This was an isolated incident. The ticket has been cancelled and we would like to apologise for any inconvenience.Ē