Police have been carrying out speed checks after a particular area of concern was highlighted at a recent public meeting.

At the meeting between police officers, the public and their representatives, in Westhoughton several people had raised concerns about speeding in the area, particularly around the Wearish Lane area.

Officers responded by cracking down on speeding in that area at the start of this week.

Speaking on Monday, a Greater Manchester Police spokesperson said: “At the recent Westhoughton PACT meeting local Councillors and residents raised concerns about speeding around Westhoughton.

“Earlier today, local officers conducted speed checks on Wearish Lane which was one of the areas highlighted as having issues.”

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This comes amid long running concerns about speeding and anti-social behaviour on the roads not just in Westhoughton, but all around Bolton and further afield across the city region.

In recent months police have reported cases of speeding, drink driving, drug driving and driving without licences or insurance in various areas around the borough.

Anyone with any concerns can contact police on 101 or independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

In the event of an emergency, members of the public have been urged to always call 999 as soon as it is safe to do so.