Over 40 speeding drivers were caught in a Wiltshire town in just one day during police patrols.

Multiple vehicles were seized and offenders reported during a Road Policing Unit (RPU) day of action in Trowbridge on Wednesday, October 4.

Across the day 63 motorists were dealt with by police for various offences, with a whopping 42 drivers caught travelling at excess speed in Trowbridge and the surrounding villages.

Six vehicles were also seized after it was discovered drivers had unsuitable driving licences or no insurance.

The intensified patrols were carried out as part of the weekly Project Zero operation.

A/Insp Will Ayres said: “Whilst in Trowbridge this week we identified a high number of drivers travelling at excess speed – the speed limits are in place for a reason and it’s really disappointing that drivers are continuing to fail to drive within these limits.

"We will continue to take Project Zero around the county every Wednesday to target those most likely to cause harm on our roads.”

Each Wednesday Project Zero sees RPU target motorists committing the “fatal five” offences in different Wiltshire towns.

These offences, which can increase the risk of serious crashes, include speeding, drink or drug driving, using a phone while driving, not wearing a seatbelt, and careless or dangerous driving.