POLICE officers have been clamping down on drivers exceeding the speed limit in a village near Malmesbury.

Malmesbury Police officers were conducting speed checks on The Hill in Little Somerford yesterday, Monday, April 29 and caught four drivers speeding.

The speed limit on the road is 30mph and one motorist was caught driving at 44mph. 

Out of the four speeders caught, three have been offered a speed awareness course and one driver has been fined £100 and will get three points added to their licence. 

A spokesperson for Malmesbury Police said: "Our Speed Enforcement Team carried out a session on April 29 in Little Somerford – The Hill and four vehicles have been issued with notices of intended prosecution for excessive speeding.

"Proceedings will now be undertaken to ensure the most appropriate outcome for the offenders takes place, which includes checking for MOT, insurance and point totters.

"Captured footage will be analysed for other offences like seat belts and mobile phone use."