Date: 29 February 2016
'FIVE men caught speeding on jet skis and speedboats along the River Colne have been fined hundreds of pounds. They were caught travelling faster than eight nautical miles per hour, about 9mph, near Brightlingsea marina. The operation on Saturday, July 13 was aimed at cutting antisocial activity on a day there were hundreds of people on the town’s waterfront.
Rebekah Straughan, prosecuting on behalf of Colchester Council, said each of the defendants had breached byelaw three of the Harbour of Colchester Byelaws, introduced in 1985.
Annie Feltham, councillor responsible for leisure services, said: “Speed limits on our rivers are in place to ensure the safety of all river users, whether they are on jet skis, speed boats or swimming.
“These defendants were three times over the speed limit.” '