DURHAM Police and Crime Commissioner Ron Hogg joined a speed watch session in Middleton St George after funding new laser guns for Darlington officers.

The new equipment clocked one driver travelling at 54mph through the village and Mr Hogg said it reinforces that road safety must remain a high priority for the force.

He said: “Tackling road safety is a key concern to our communities and is one of the policing priorities I have tasked the Chief Constable to focus on.

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“The funding of these new laser guns will enable more officers to target speeding hotspots, particularly in residential areas.”