A driver was arrested and six vehicles were seized amid a road safety “day of action” across Bolton.

The road safety operation was carried out by officers from Bolton Special Constabulary over the course of Sunday, January 28.

Police reported that various people were stopped for all kinds of alleged offences.

Speaking on Sunday, a Greater Manchester Police spokesperson said: “Today the Bolton Special Constabulary team carried out a day of action road safety operation at multiple locations across the Bolton district.

The Bolton News: Several cars were seizedSeveral cars were seized (Image: GMP)

“The day of action resulted in one arrest for driving whilst under the influence of cannabis, 10 traffic offence reports for speeding, six vehicles seized under section 165 of the road traffic act for driving with no insurance, two summons to court for driving with no driving licence and insurance and five traffic offence reports for driving whilst using a mobile phone.”

This comes amid long-running concerns about crime and anti-social behaviour on the roads all over Bolton and across Greater Manchester in recent months and years.

Anyone with any information or concerns has been encouraged to call police on 101 or 999 in the event of an emergency.

Alternatively, witnesses can call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.