Watch as Londoner pulls 56mph wheelie in front of undercover traffic cop and loses his license


This is the moment a speeding Londoner popped a 56mph wheelie in front of police officers. Wildison Soares, of no fixed abode, was out riding his motorbike through a rural Essex village on Monday (May 27) when a plain clothes traffic cop spotted his number plate on a hinge, tucked up under his seat.

As the officer followed him to ask about the illegal number plate, he sped off to the next village driving dangerously down the country roads. Body worn video from the officer even caught the moment Soares pulled a wheelie, doing 56mph. When the officer eventually stopped him and his two companions, he had to be restrained after trying to evade arrest and ride off.

After a search of his property, cannabis was found in his bag. He was charged at Chelmsford Police Station and remanded into custody to answer four charges at Chelmsford Magistrates' Court the next day. After making no comment to police, he pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, possession of cannabis, no license and no insurance.

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A biker caught popping a wheelie on a busy road by police -Credit:Essex Police
A biker caught popping a wheelie on a busy road by police -Credit:Essex Police

The 24-year-old was sentenced at the same hearing to 24 weeks imprisonment, suspended for six months and disqualified from driving for 12 months. No separate penalty was issued for the other offences, but his licence was endorsed. The court ordered the forfeiture of the drugs and motorbike and fines and costs amounting to over £300.

Inspector Emma Patterson said: "Not displaying a registration plate is totally illegal, but to ride through our rural roads in such a manner that it puts other road users at risk, isn’t on.

"As Roads Policing officers, we’re dedicated to keeping all the roads in Essex safe for everyone and to reduce collisions. We’d ask all motorists to be responsible and adhere to the speed limit and condition of the road, that way you and your passengers and everyone else will be safe.

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