Date set for trial

Two men said to have been clocked speeding at 102mph have denied dangerous driving.

Soldier James Laidlaw, 19, of Hartside Crescent, Hadston, and Christopher Airey, 22, of Henley Square, Lynemouth, were stopped by a police patrol on the spine road near Ashington on Sunday, January 6.

On Tuesday, magistrates accepted jurisdiction for the case, rather than sending it to the crown court, and it was adjourned for trial until May 23.