Speeding checks during week of action in Corby Old Village

A man was hit over the head with a bottle in Rushden town centre
A man was hit over the head with a bottle in Rushden town centre

Police checked more than 360 vehicles during a week of action in Corby Old Village.

Officers from the Corby Safer Community Team, together with staff from Corby Council, took part in the week of action in a bid to target local priorities.

On Monday, August 13, a community day took place with officers giving out crime prevention advice, talking to local residents and answering their questions. Staff from Corby Council did face painting, arts and crafts and games for children.

Between Tuesday, August 14, and Thursday, August 16, parking and speeding patrols were carried out.

In High Street 33 vehicles were speed checked, and none were found to be speeding.

In The Jamb 33 vehicles were speed checked and three drivers were given words of advice about wearing seatbelts.

In Oakley Road a total of 250 vehicles were checked and three notices of impending prosecutions were given. The highest speed recorded was 56mph.

Checks were also carried out in Scott Road, where the drivers of five vehicles were given advice about parking, and South Road, where four drivers were given advice about parking.

In Weldon Road 36 vehicles were checked and one notice of impending prosecution was given to a driver who was driving at 56mph.

Officer Nichola Murray from the Corby safer community team said: “This was a successful week of action, working on the priorities that the local residents said they felt were issues.

“Members of the Corby Old Village Residents’ Association went out on speeding patrols with officers to see us in action and help improve relations and driving standards in the area.”