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Tuesday 22 December 2015, 2:35 PM

The Barton Street Neighbourhood Policing Team carried out a speed operation in Linden last week.

On Wednesday 16 December between 1.30pm and 4.15pm, officers attended three locations - Lysons Avenue and two areas of Seymour Road.

The team monitored 196 vehicles, with 19 of them being stopped and spoken to. Four drivers were not wearing seatbelts and the other 15 were exceeding the speed limit of 20 mph with speeds ranging between 26 and 29 mph and three vehicles going up to 32 mph.

Community Beat Officer PC Andrew Doyle said: “The operation was as a result of a number of members of the community highlighting issues of speeding in the area. Some contacted police directly and others attended a meeting on Friday 4 December with local city and county councillors and police, where they voiced their concerns. 

“The purpose of this operation was about educating drivers of their speed, many of whom were unaware that the speed limit in many of the roads in the Linden area is not 30 mph but actually 20mph. Police and the community are working with the council to combat speeding and are looking at traffic calming measures such as additional signage.”