Children join in police speed crack down

PCSO Nic Page is pictured with Bethany Brumpton, 9, of Winchelsea School using the speed gun. EMN-140412-164702001
PCSO Nic Page is pictured with Bethany Brumpton, 9, of Winchelsea School using the speed gun. EMN-140412-164702001

Police in Ruskington have enlisted schoolchildren in a crack down on speeding motorists.

The neighbourhood policing team has been working with Year Six pupils of Winchelsea Primary School on road safety and speed awareness after numerous complaints via the parish council of excessive speed, particularly in Rectory Road.

Officers invited pupils to make their own speeding tickets to hand out to motorists caught out in a speed trap on Thursday morning.

Pc Jim Woolerton said: “We thought it would help hit home with drivers.”

The youngsters were allowed to try the £2,500 speed gun and more than 20 drivers were flagged down to receive reminders. Bethany Brumpton, nine, is pictured with Pcso Nic Page.

Pc Woolerton said: “Everybody we stopped was brilliant and took it on the chin, understanding what we are trying to do.”

PCSO Nic Page is pictured showing Bethany Brumpton, 9, how to operate the speed gun.