A CRACKDOWN on speeding motorists continued across Bolton over the weekend.

Neighbourhood officers targeted a number of roads as part of Operation Portman, which was launched 12 months ago.

Officers said that the operation has resulted in a huge reduction in serious injuries in Bolton.

Over the weekend, officers with GMP Bolton West monitored the speed on some of the borough's busiest roads.

They included Chorley Old Road, Doffcocker, Chorley New Road and Ivy Road.

A spokesman for GMP Bolton West said: "We're very proud of our work in this area since the inception of Operation Portman 12 months ago.

"We have seen a massive reduction in serious injuries and fatalities on our roads across the town and will continue our work in this area as it remains an important part of our business."

He added: "We're also glad you agree, as speeding cars consistently feature in your top three concerns when asked. Please slow down."

As reported in The Bolton News, a survey on crime revealed that residents were most concerned with drug dealing, speeding and rowdy behaviour.

Operation Portman was launched last year in response to concerns over the number of serious road incidents in the town.

Hundreds of drivers have been reported for different alleged driving offences since the launch of the crackdown.

To help them catch speeding drivers, officers have acquired two laser devices to record speeding vehicles.

A number of officers have received specialist training to use the devices, with more training planned for the future.