More than a dozen motorists were caught speeding in Southend last night (Wednesday, January 5).

A police operation was held in the borough to clamp down on bad driving and collisions.

A total of 19 drivers were issued tickets for speeding, with another motorist reported for having no insurance.

In a post on Facebook, officers said: “Officers were out last night on a traffic operation and spent time engaging with the local community in Southend.

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“Thank you to Safer Essex Roads for braving the cold with us.

“19 tickets were issued for speeding, the highest recorded was 41mph in a 30mph and one driver reported for no insurance.

“We're working hard to drive down deaths on our roads in 2022.”