Police have been cracking down on speed after residents raised concern at a recent meeting.

Officers carried out speed enforcement exercises after it was one of the main issues raised by neighbours at the recent Police and Communities Together meeting.

The meeting was led by the Great Lever police neighbourhood team at the Slaterfield Community Centre.

During the meeting officers were also conducting an operation in the local area which resulted in a number of arrests.

A spokesman for the GMP Bolton South said:"Following the most recent Police and Communities Together (PACT) meeting with local residents, one of the main issues raised was speeding around the Rumworth area. The Rumworth Neighbourhood Team completed speed gun operations on roads that have been reported for speeding. We will continue these operations on a regular basis."

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He added that during the meeting a specialist plain clothes unit were working in and around the area.

"They located and arrested two wanted people, conducted stop searches and stopped numerous vehicles," said the officer.

Operation Portman has been running Bolton and was launched launched 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 operation more than 12 months ago.

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

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