A village which saw more than 60 per cent of vehicles speeding through it is set to benefit from the rollout of new mobile speed enforcement sites.

Data collected in Treflach saw more than 60 per cent of motorists breaking the 30mph speed limit, while 15 per cent of drivers travelled above 38.6mph.

The village is one of five areas set to benefit from the rollout which was revealed by the Safer Roads Partnership in Warwickshire and West Mercia Police today.

The others include the B5068 in Dudleston Heath and the A528 Grange Road in Ellesmere, plus Wenlock Road in Bridgnorth and Sutton Road in Shrewsbury.

Sergeant Gavin Williams said: "We are launching these new community concern sites in Shropshire to address the high level of concern in each of the local communities. Data collected at all of the sites has highlighted unacceptably high speeds and local people are understandably concerned as each of the roads are near residential areas and community amenities.

"We hope that the presence of a speed camera will encourage drivers to change their behaviour and drive at a lower, safer speed."

Local residents in each area raised their concerns through their local parish council or safer neighbourhood team who then brought it to the attention of the Safer Roads Partnership and asked for action to be taken.

The A528 Grange Road Ellesmere where the posted speed limit is 30mph saw 15 per cent of vehicles travelling above 37.9mph and over 50 per cent of all vehicles were found to be travelling above the speed limit, while the B5068 in Dudleston Heath found 15 per cent of vehicles travelling above 36.7mph and 47 per cent of all drivers are exceeding the 30 mph limit.

Alice Croft, principal engineer at Shropshire Council, said: "We have been discussing ongoing concerns with the Safer Roads Partnership in relation to these sites. The new speed enforcement sites being launched within Shropshire will help to address the speeding concerns that have been raised by these individual communities.

"This will help to improve the quality of life for people living in these areas, reduce the risk of harm, and improve the safety of the roads for all those who use them."

Speed data will be collected while the sites are in operation to assess the impact upon traffic speed and driver behaviour.