Police in Bury have reported detecting speeding cars straight after being trained on the use of speed guns.

They had been carrying out checks in the Prestwich area over the course of Thursday, September 8.

As well as speeding, they also noticed a child being driven without a seatbelt.

A Greater Manchester Police spokesperson said: “Further officers trained on the speed gun then straight out for enforcement around Prestwich.

“Today’s traffic enforcement was not just detecting speeding vehicles but included a young child with no seat belt and an obstruction.”

Bury Times: Officers were trained to use speed gunsOfficers were trained to use speed guns (Image: GMP)

Images supplied by police carrying out the checks show officers using speed guns and vans and cars being stopped.

This comes amid long running concerns about crime on the roads in Bury and further afield across Greater Manchester in recent months including cases of car theft, dangerous driving, driving without licences and driving without insurance.

Bury Times: Vans and cars were stoppedVans and cars were stopped (Image: GMP)

Police have also reported recent cases of drink driving and drug driving.

Officers have urged anyone with any concerns about crime or anti-social behaviour on the roads or otherwise in their communities to get in touch by calling 101 or 999 in the event of an emergency.

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