Briton booked for speeding in London and New Zealand by same policeman

A British man has proved there is no escaping the long arm of the law after being clocked for speeding on opposite sides of the world by the same policeman.

When the driver was ticketed in the South Island of New Zealand he recognised Constable Andy Flitton as the officer who had booked him on the A5 in north London two years ago.

Constable Flitton, who was with the Metropolitan Police for 26 years, has since emigrated to New Zealand and is based at Rangiora, near Christchurch.