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Residents given police radar guns

Residents in a north Cumbrian town are being issued with police radar guns to help combat speeding motorists.

Two volunteers wearing high-visibility jackets will be positioned with the devices across Brampton this week.

Drivers caught speeding will receive warning letters from Cumbria Police, but the force will take no formal action against them.

Community officer Anita Owen said the measure had helped improve road safety in other areas of the county.

She said: "Speeding is a really bad problem in Brampton as the town is in the middle of a road network.

"[The limit] is 60mph in which ever direction you enter the town and drivers are not getting their speeds down enough to make people feel safe on the roads."

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