Police respond to resident's concerns in Waltham on the Wolds

Issued on 11/9/17 at 3:12 p.m.

The Melton Rural North beat team have vowed to return to Waltham on the Wolds after twenty motorists were caught during a three hour speeding operation.

Officers acted on complaints from local residents about speeding and held an operation on Thursday 7 September in the village. Of the twenty people caught driving over the limit of 30mph – eleven were issued with Traffic Offence Reports (TORs) which results in a fine and points on your license and nine drivers were given words of advice.

During the operation a number of local residents spoke to officers thanking them for listening to their concerns and taking enforcement action. One resident told offers a motorist had recently crashed at the front of her driveway.

PC 2192 Paul Farrar, who was one of the officers who ran the operation, said; “It’s clear from our results that too many people are driving too fast through Waltham on the Wolds. We stopped motorists just before they entered the 20mph zone outside the primary school so they would have driven into the zone much faster than that if we hadn’t stopped them. It’s simple fact that speeding kills so we’d urge everyone to stick the speed limit – it’s there for a reason.”

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