Security bollards have been erected by police on a road in Middlewich in response to motorists mounting its grass verges.

Reports that cars were driving on the path on St Ann's Road prompted the Community Action Team (CAT) and the Highways Agency to install the bollards, the Middlewich Guardian reports.

There are three schools close to the road.

"Over the past number of months we have had a couple of reports around school time when parents are dropping kids off or picking them up from school," PCSO Roger Need told the newspaper.

"It is dangerous - the three schools are in very close proximity of each other and we have had a couple of people who have witnessed people driving on the full length of that stretch on the high school side," he added.

Mr Need also told the newspaper he had heard "nothing but positive feedback" since the bollards were introduced.

Last month, security bollards were installed at a York primary school as part of a range of improvements.ADNFCR-3337-ID-800236057-ADNFCR