Police officers have been out and about carrying out speed checks in Bolton

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) officers have been in the Farnworth, Kearsley and Moses Gate areas to tackle speeding. 

It is unclear whether they caught any speeders. 

A spokesperson from GMP's Bolton South Neighbourhood Team said: "Officers from Bolton South Neighbourhood Team were out yesterday morning (Wednesday) completing speed checks across Farnworth, Kearsley and Moses Gate. #speedkills #Fatal5" 

A picture released by GMP shows a police officer aiming a speed gun at a main road. 

The "fatal five" are the top causes of serious injuries and deaths on the roads, and consist of excessive speed, not wearing a seat belt, using a mobile phone, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and careless or inconsiderate driving. 

The speed enforcement comes as part of Operation Portman, which was 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.