Police catch 40 drivers speeding through village

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the village of Auckley has proved to be a blackspot for speeding vehicles in south Doncaster after a two-week operation by community police.

Almost 25 drivers were caught breaking the speed limit on two roads, the worst locations of any in the operation, which covered a number of locations in Finningley, Auckley, Tickhill, Bawtry and Braithwell where residents had complained about motorists.

Over the two weeks, 55 motorists were stopped for speeding by officers from the Bawtry and Tickhill Safer Neighbourhood Team, with six fixed penalty notices issued.

Warning letters were given to people who were caught speeding slightly over the limit and fixed penalty notices were given to people speeding well over the limit of 30mph.

The worst roads were Main Street, Auckley, with one fixed penalty and 28 warning letters, and Hayfield Lane, with four fixed penalties and five warnings.

PC Mike Dewsnap, of Bawtry and Tickhill SNT, said: “The majority of the drivers caught speeding were slightly over the 30mph and received warning letters, however, the six that were given fixed penalty notices were driving over 40mph in a 30mph zone.

“Speeding is not acceptable even if it is only slightly over the limit, and I want to reassure the public that we will continue to run this type of operation and put a stop to speeding motorists.”