Police are cracking down on 'dangerous' parking outside schools in North Wiltshire.

On Tuesday officers from Royal Wootton Bassett & Cricklade Police attended a number of schools in the Cricklade, Malmesbury, Lyneham and Royal Wootton Bassett areas at school drop off times.

A spokesperson for the force said: "Unfortunately even after actively engaging and educating drivers over the past few months we’re now enforcing the road traffic laws and have had to issue a number of £30 non endorsable tickets to drivers parking dangerously within 10 metres of junctions.

"We heard lots of excuses such as 'I’ve parked there for years' and 'where else can I park?'"

"We are trying to make the roads safer for your children, we can’t be at every school everyday but we will carry on when our duties allow to be at as many of the schools as often as possible."