Boy racers caught speeding on push-bikes!

Paul Claridge and his grandson Casey Forsyth who triggered the speed sign in South Broomhill.
Paul Claridge and his grandson Casey Forsyth who triggered the speed sign in South Broomhill.

A MOBILE speed sign is fast becoming an object of ridicule in a north Northumberland village after it flashed a young child cycling past on his pedal bike with a 30 mile-per-hour warning.

The device has been located opposite Broomhill First School for about three weeks but it has become the topic of conversation after residents have noticed it is flashing 30 at every vehicle that goes past, as well as at the child – no older than five – who crossed its path on his chopper cycle.

Coun Paul Claridge raised the issue at Monday’s meeting of East Chevington Parish Council.

Speaking afterwards, he said: “The 30mph sign outside the school is causing comment.

“People think it is hilarious, actually, in the way it’s going off. It’s flashing everything that moves past it unless they are walking.”

Councillor Glen Sanderson, ward member for Chevington with Longhorsley, is to speak to the appropriate people about the sign, adding: “I don’t know how it’s set.”