DORSET drivers are increasingly taking a risk of prosecution when they drive above the limit past community speedwatch volunteers.

The county has become the first in the UK to occasionally send a police officer to work with the volunteers, who alone have no powers to prosecute.

“There was one working with speedwatch in Pimperne last Thursday,” said Police and Crime Commissioner Martyn Underhill.

“So there’s now more of a chance of speeding motorists being caught,” he told a meeting of the police and crime panel in Dorchester.