WILTSHIRE Police and Wiltshire Council trading standards have notched up their fifth successful prosecution under the Bradford on Avon Lorry Watch scheme this year.

Hall and Pickles 1812 Ltd, of Poynton, pleaded guilty in Swindon Magistrates following a breach of the 18-tonne Town Bridge weight restriction order by their vehicle on March 5.

The company was fined £750 and ordered to pay £250 in costs to Wiltshire Council plus a victim surcharge of £75. The total penalty was £1,075.

Inspector James Brain, of Wiltshire Police, said: “We welcome the news that successful prosecutions are taking place.

“Bradford on Avon Lorry Watch is a joint venture involving the local councils and local volunteers who report offending vehicles to the Wiltshire Police Lorry Watch Support team.

“Repeat offender details are passed on to Wiltshire Council who check the vehicle registration with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority.

“Lorry drivers should pay attention to the 18-tonne weight limit and be aware of the consequences when they fail to adhere to the law.”