WILTSHIRE Police detected the fewest speeding results of any force in the country, new research suggests.

Research commissioned by the RAC Foundation revealed the police force to detect the most speeding offences in 2017/18 was Avon and Somerset - with nearly 200,000.

Neighbouring Wiltshire recorded the fewest at just 1,191.

The ranking was based on analysis of Home Office data by Dr Adam Snow, a lecturer in criminal law at Liverpool John Moores University.

He found that 2,292,536 speeding offences were detected across England and Wales in 2017/18, up 4 per cent compared with the previous 12 months.

RAC Foundation director Steve Gooding said factors such as geographical area, road type and traffic volume explain some of the difference figures recorded by forces, but "a lot of it will come down to the local policing priorities".

He added: "Drivers tempted to flout the law should recognise that any targeted crackdown on speeding to curtail risky behaviour could swiftly be repeated if those reckless attitudes start to re-emerge."