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Devon policeman regrets 'speeding' tweet

A Devon police officer who posted footage on social media of him driving at speeds of 140 miles an hour whilst responding to a break-in has now said he regrets the decision.

Sergeant Harry Tangye, who was last year named the police's best Twitter user nationally, regularly posts about his police work to his 16,000 followers.

But a tweet on Sunday showing him driving at 140 miles per hour in the dark on a deserted motorway has attracted hundreds of comments, some of them criticising his decision to publicise the video of him responding to a crime.

He has since released a statement, claiming that he regrets his tweet because it "tends to glamorise speed which is inappropriate and unintentional."

Sergeant Tangye went on to say that his intention is to provide content that is fun, humorous, creates debate, and shows the public the police's every day work.

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