Traffic police have been out in force across Bury dealing with offences including drivers using mobile phones and overloading their cars with children.

Greater Manchester Police says that they took this action in response to increasing complaints from residents about crime and anti-social behaviour on the roads in their areas.

Special officers were on the scene in Bury and Ainsworth over the course of Friday trying to deal with problems like these.

A GMP spokesperson said: “More resident complaints mean more traffic enforcement.

“Our GMP Specials have been out again on Friday at multiple locations across Ainsworth and Bury carrying out speed enforcement

“They also dealt with other offences including too many children in vehicles and mobile phone offences.”

Complaints about anti-social behaviour and crime on the roads from residents across Bury have ranged from speeding to drink or drug driving to driving without licences or insurance in recent times.

These have also proven to be recurring issues across the Greater Manchester city region, prompting a response like that seen from GMP this week.

Anyone with any concerns can call police on 101 or 999 in the event of an emergency.

Alternatively, witnesses can call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.