POLICE in Craven have been carrying out speed checks in Ingleton and near Horton-in-Ribblesdale this week in problem areas highlighted by the communities.

A spokesperson for Craven Police said speeding was one of the biggest concerns raised by members of the public and both police safety camera vans and hand-held laser devices were used to tackle the problem.

The spokesperson said: "One of the most frequent concerns raised by our communities in Craven is that of people driving in excess of the speed limit. As a local policing team, we are expected to act on concerns raised by our communities, which we do in many ways.

"Speed is generally monitored and enforced by our Road Safety Partnership, through the use of camera vans on main routes across the county. However, we retain the ability to go and use hand-held laser equipment in which ever areas we need to.

"This week, high visibility enforcement has taken place in Ingleton and near Horton in Ribblesdale. "Enforcement will be continuing on a regular basis across Craven, with officers only focusing on areas highlighted by the local community.

"Road safety affects us all. Lets work together to reduce road-related injuries and deaths in our communities."