AN MP has called for action to tackle speeding vehicles in his home village.

Ribble Valley Tory Nigel Evans is concerned at increased traffic in Pendleton due to the closure of the Sabden junction on the A59 to create a new roundabout.

He has written to Lancashire County Council deputy leader Cllr Albert Atkinson and county chief constable Andy Rhodes about the issue.

Mr Evans wants new road signs and increased enforcement of speed limits in the village.

He said: “Whilst the majority of cars slows down to a reasonable speed, there is a significant amount of speeding traffic. It would be a cruel irony if a fatal accident occurred in Pendleton due to speeding traffic diverted from the Sabden road."