Three charged over Newburgh speeding

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Police Scotland have been clamping down on speeding within the Newburgh area.

The move comes after concerns from local residents about the level of high speeds in the community.

Officers from the Ellon Community Policing Team carried out a speed enforcement operation in the Newburgh on Monday morning.

During the operation, three motorists were charged with speeding offences after being detected travelling at speeds between 39mph and 52mph in a 30mph zone.

Of those motorists, one was issued with a fixed penalty ticket while the remaining two will be reported to the Procurator Fiscal. In addition, six drivers were stopped and issued with warnings regarding their speeds.

PC David Ritchie said: “In response to concerns raised by the local community and through our regular communication with the Newburgh Community Council members, under of Operation CEDAR, we carried out speed checks within the Newburgh area. Although the majority of drivers were found to be abiding by the speeds limit, a number of drivers were stopped and charged regarding speeding offences.”