A resident who repeatedly complained to the police about motorists speeding through his home town has been stopped by officers – for speeding.
Residents living in the leafy suburb of Cowley Hill in Borehamwood had raised their concerns about motorists speeding through the town without any regard for the posted speed limit.
Due to the complaints, local officers set up a ‘speed trap’ in the town in order to try and resolve the problem and catch the most prolific offenders.
However, one of the motorists who was stopped during the operation turned out to be one of the most vocal complainants to the police.
A tweet shared on the Borehamwood Police Twitter account said:
‘residents mentioned about speeding issues along Aycliffe Road in our Ward Priorities so we’ve been out educating motorists.
‘Three people spoken to and one was a person who complained about the speeding!’
Neighbourhood officers will often respond to concerns which are raised by residents during community meetings and such meetings are a good way of identifying the concerns of local residents.
However, this particular resident/motorists will probably see his encounter with the police as a bit of an ‘own goal’.
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