Monday, March 31
North Wales Police's newest crackdown on speeding drivers sees officers hiding in the back of a horsebox while parked up on a grass verge. The force is headed by Richard Brunstrom who was dubbed the "Mad Mullah" after a series of tough new measures to catch speeding drivers. Mr Brunstrom has previously raised the prospect of speed cameras being hidden in cats' eyes. But despite his force's crackdown on motorists, road deaths and serious injuries are up by a third. Last year he faced calls to quit after he showed pictures of a headless biker to journalists at a road safety seminar without telling the motorcyclist's family. His 'Arrive Alive' speed cameras caught 55,000 offenders in 2007 including 19 police vehicles not answering 999 calls. Yesterday the horsebox was parked alongside the road at Maenan, near Llanrwst - a straight stretch with a 60mph limit but renowned for speeding.