From correspondents in Wellington From: AFP December 08, 2010 9:35AM
A MOTORIST caught speeding in London two years ago moved to New Zealand only to be booked by the same police officer for again exceeding the limit, reports say.
Former London bobby Andy Flitton ticketed the man in Britain two years ago, shortly before migrating to New Zealand – then caught him again in September on a highway in the South Island, the New Zealand Herald reported.
Constable Flitton, who now works for the New Zealand traffic police, said he had forgotten about the original booking until the man approached him while he was writing out the ticket.
“He asked if I had worked in London, I said ‘yes’. He asked if I used to operate the laser gun on the A5 in North London, I said ‘yes’,” Constable Flitton told the newspaper.
“And he said ‘I thought it was you, you gave me my last speeding ticket there two years ago’.”
Constable Flitton said the man told him he had moved to New Zealand two weeks before his latest booking, unaware his nemesis was also in the same country.
“We must have some sort of connection,” he said. “He only ever broke the law twice and both times I was the one to give him a ticket … it just shows what a small world it really is.”
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