A COMMUNITY SpeedWatch group to crack down on car cruisers in Halesowen has hit the streets.

The Manor Way Community SpeedWatch group was out yesterday (Tuesday April 27) targeting drivers exceeding the limit.

Officers from Halesowen policing unit were helping the group, which is one of a number of new community SpeedWatch groups being formed to tackle the problem of speeding motorists on Manor Way, Mucklow Hill and Springfield Road.

They tweeted: "The Halesowen team have been assisting the Manor Way Community SpeedWatch group deterring and detecting speeding vehicles! Great work all!"

Speeding motorists who are doing 35mph and above in a 30mph limit and 46mph and above in a 40mph limit, will be sent warning letters by the police.

A police officer or PCSO has to be present.

In cases where warning letters are blatantly ignored and evidence of repeat or excessive offences is collated, enforcement and prosecution follow.

Police had put out an appeal for volunteers to form new Speedwatch groups.

Due a large demand for training sessions, an online session will be held on Saturday May 8 at 3.30pm.

Anyone interested in joining or creating a community SpeedWatch Group can book a training session at https://eventbrite.co.uk/e/152200258069