Speeding drivers targeted in crackdown

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SIX speeding drivers were caught after a day of proactive police patrols in a town.

Officers targeted motorists in the Corby area on Tuesday and also handed out warnings to 13 other drivers.

Roads covered included The Hill in Middleton, Main Street in Rockingham, Viking Way on the Danesholme estate and Gretton Brook Road.

And in response to concerns by the public relating to inappropriate parking, patrols were carried out around Oakley Vale Primary School while parents dropped off and picked up their children.

Disruption visits were also carried out at the homes of known offenders, reminding them of the police presence in their area.

Officers were also on the lookout for anybody not wearing a seat belt, using a mobile phone while driving, or driving under the influence of drink or drugs – the so-called fatal four.

The boating lake in Cottingham Road and the area around Hogarth Walk were visited due to reported anti-social behaviour issues, but proved to be free of any problems.

PC Keeley Harper said: “The aim of this type of operation is to inform people that we work continually to tackle the issues around locally identified priorities, to help make Corby a safe and pleasant environment.”