The crackdown on speeding motorists continued this weekend with Bolton police officers conducting roadside checks.

Saturday was billed as a 'day of action' across Bolton and comes just days after the announcement of modern 'two way' speed cameras.

Speed checks took place in Blackrod and Astley Bridge.

In Astley Bridge, Belmont Road was targeted by officers who booked six motorists for breaking the 30mph speed limit.

A spokesman for GMP Bolton North Neighbourhood Team said: " Officers from GMP’s Special Constabulary conducted a day of action yesterday to target unsafe road users.

"Officers conducted speed enforcement on Belmont Road.

"Six tickets were issued to drivers who exceeded the 30mph speed limit. All six drivers were caught going between 37mph and 48mph.

"One vehicle was seized for being driven without insurance after checks revealed that the driver was disqualified from driving. They were reported for the offences of driving whilst disqualified and having no insurance.

"This day of action is in response to one of our priorities to make Bolton’s roads safer."

Operation Portman continues to run in Bolton to reduce the number of serious accidents on Bolton's roads.

Two-way speed cameras that no longer ‘flash’ at speeding cars or require painted lines on the road are being installed across Greater Manchester, including Bolton.

More than 100 of these new ‘ultra’ speed cameras are being installed across the region, operating 24/7 with the aim of eliminating all road fatalities and serious injuries.