Officers were back out catching speeding drivers last night.

Police carried out speed enforcement checks on Chorley New Road yesterday evening (September 8) as part of Operation Portman.

Greater Manchester Police launched Operation Portman in December last year following an increase in serious traffic collisions in the town.

Extra resources were drafted in by the force to support neighbourhood officers and the boost in police numbers allowed them to target notorious speeding hotspots.

Police say they caught at least six speeding drivers on the road last night 'in a short time'.

Five were issued traffic offence reports with another having their car seized and reported to court, officers said.

A GMP Bolton West spokesman said: "Officers from Bolton West neighbourhood team have been out on Chorley New Road this evening conducting speed enforcement.

"In the short time officers were there, five traffic offence reports for speeding were issued, one car seized with the driver being reported to court for speeding and no insurance.

"Please slow down, you might save a life."