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Speeding operation is taking place in Cheadle area

By Cheadle Post and Times  |  Posted: August 22, 2014

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POLICE have been continuing to tackle speeding in and around Cheadle with a traffic enforcement operation to take place around Cheadle Town.

Working in conjunction with the Road Safety Partnership Team and the Special Constabulary, officers from Cheadle local policing team conducted the operation between 9am and 3pm on Friday, August 1.

Officers were targeting speeding motorists and other moving traffic offences.

As a result of the operation four motorists were been dealt with for speeding on Ashbourne Road, Cheadle and a further 23 motorists were caught speeding on the Leek Road between Cheadle Town and the JCB factory.

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In addition three motorists have been dealt with for failing to wear seat belts and one motorist was served a vehicle rectification notice for defective brake lights.

A 28-year-old male was also arrested by officers having been stopped and found in possession of controlled drugs.

This male was subsequently charged with possession of heroin.

PC Dave Stubbs said: "This operation was planned following concerns about speeding and the manner of driving in built up areas around Cheadle.

"These concerns were raised to the town council and officers by members of the community.

"The results of the operation show that speeding in particular remains a serious concern and we will continue to take positive enforcement action in the future and we will continue to work in partnership with the Road Safety Partnership Team and Community Speed Watch to tackle this issue and my colleagues and I will continue to tackle what matters most to the community of Cheadle."

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