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Helphire employee reaches alleged 172mph in Porsche, say police

An employee of Helphire, the accident management service provider to dealers, has been arrested on suspicion of driving at 172mph on a road in Oxfordshire. If convicted, he would become Britain's fastest speeder in a car. The current record is 156mph.

The 33-year-old man was detained by police who had been using a speed gun on a bridge over the main A420 near Abingdon, on Saturday.

The man has been released on police bail until February 17.

Helphire, said an employee who had 'borrowed' a £98,000 Porsche 911 Turbo without permission had since resigned.

Police say the man reached 172mph in a £98,000 3.6-litre Porsche 911 Turbo on Saturday.

In 2003, car dealer Jason McAllister was caught doing 156mph in his BMW M3 3.2-litre in Scotland. He was jailed for five months.

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