POLICE officers have revealed how they handed out 14 speeding tickets in Radcliffe in the space of just a few hours.

After responding to concerns from residents regarding the speed that some drivers were travelling, officers began a speed enforcement activity along Dumers Lane and Bury Road in Radcliffe on Monday, January 25.

The operation saw them stop 14 drivers for speeding as well as searching one car for drugs and issuing a ticket to one driver for not having a valid MOT certificate.

Writing on GMP Bury North's Facebook page, one officer said: "We have had quite a few residents express their concerns over cars using Radcliffe's roads as a race track, flying past the houses of people with young children and elderly residents.

"Further to this we have had yet more crashes on Radcliffe roads involving significant damage or injury to people.

"As a result of this, we are continuing with our efforts to reduce number of motorists committing offences likely to cause deaths on the road. We have been conducting a combination of high visibility and covert speed enforcement.

"On Monday, January 25, one of Radcliffe's area team has engaged in one of these activities for a few hours along Dumers Lane and Bury Road.

"This is the last thing we want to have to be doing, however, we will continue to enforce the rules of the road until people using our roads do so with respect to the killing machine that they are driving."