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By Joseph Gartly
Annan and Eskdale
87 speeders caught in space of hour

SPEEDING in Longtown has resulted in hundreds notices of intended prosecution (NIP) being issued by Police.

This comes as the police respond to the concerns of residents in the area, clamping down on speeding motorists.
As a result of the appeal, over the past three months the police have monitored traffic travelling through Longtown from Carlisle and south Scotland.
Sergeant Katie Rickerby said: “This was an issue raised by the local community.
“We listened to their concerns and worked with partner agencies to get an enforcement bay painted which has resulted in our enforcement action.”
Through seven, one hour deployments the police have issued 322 NIP for speeding offences, with a single one hour deployment finding 87 vehicles travelling over the speed limit.
The highest speeding an offending vehicle was caught at during the deployments was 60 mph — double the speed limit on the stretch of the A7.
Sergeant Rickerby finished her statement by saying: “I’m sure nobody would want to hear of a serious or fatal road traffic collision occurring on that stretch of road but that is fast becoming a realistic possibility.
“We will continue to attend this location on a regular basis to take action.”

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