Police have been lying in wait for speeding drivers near a Wiltshire school during the festive period.

Officers from the Chippenham Response Team carried out speed checks on multiple roads near Sheldon School during the evening of Wednesday, December 20.

This included the A420 Bristol Road and Hardenhuish Lane.

No motorists were reported for speeding during these checks, but two drivers were given “some words of advice” for travelling slightly over the speed limit in the area.

Police also issued a warning to the public, urging them to respect speed limits near schools during the holidays.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Speed checks being carried out on the A420 Bristol RoadSpeed checks being carried out on the A420 Bristol Road (Image: Wiltshire Police)

A spokesperson for the force said: “PC Brazier and PC Edwards from Chippenham Response completed speed checks on Bristol Road and Hardenhuish Lane near to Sheldon School.

“Please remember that a speed limit remains a speed limit whether children are at school or not.

“The limit is in place for the safety of all motorists, pedestrians and any member of the public.

“Please be mindful of your speed at all times, and always think of others around you.”

Throughout 2023 police have regularly monitored speeding drivers in the town, with checks often being carried out on Bristol Road and Hungerdown Lane in recent months.