DRIVERS turning the wrong way along Minshull Street have been fined.

Local residents say there have been a number of near collisions with other vehicles and pedestrians as motorists have been driving in the wrong direction.

Knutsford Police beat team monitored traffic travelling from Minshull Street into King Street in Knutsford last week and issued fines to drivers caught breaching road signs and driving regulations.

A spokesman for Cheshire Police said: "Over recent months officers in Knutsford have received a number of reports from concerned residents reporting motorists turning the wrong way from Minshull Street onto King Street.

Minshull Street

Police monitoring traffic on Minshull Street

"To help tackle the issue officers and police community support officers have been conducting regular operations in the area and issuing fines to any offending motorists.

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"The latest operation took place on Thursday, July 8 where two fines were issued, including one to a motorist who was also fined for driving while using a mobile phone.

"In addition, officers have also raised the issue with the Cheshire East Highways team to help enable a more permanent solution to the problem to be found."