Motorists targeted on busy road

Police have been putting the brakes on motorists causing problems on a key route through south east Northumberland.

Extra patrols have been in operation on the A189 Spine Road in Blyth after complaints about the behaviour of some vehicles using the road.

Officers have been monitoring the situation near the Three Horse Shoes roundabout and have reported for summons two drivers for wilfully obstructing the highways on Sunday, January 26.

This follows an incident when the road was blocked by horse and trap vehicles, causing a backlog of traffic.

Following subsequent enquiries on Sunday, February 2, a flat-backed transit van was uplifted and the driver reported for having no insurance.

Another driver was also reported for summons for wilfully obstructing the highway.

Insp Dave Morrison of Cramlington neighbourhood policing team said: “We want to remind all road users to behave safely on our roads and in a considerate manner.

“We are aware of this issue over the last two weekends and will continue to patrol the area pro actively.

“Our priority is always public safety and appropriate action will be taken against anyone that puts members of the public at risk or those who cause unreasonable disruption to our communities.”

Anyone with concerns can contact police on 101.