CONCERNS have been raised for the safety of walkers after a speed camera van was spotted parked on what appears to be a pavement in Herefordshire.

The van was parked on the pavement of Ganarew bridge, which crosses over the A40 near Symonds Yat, where locals say it was obstructing walkers from using the path.

Symonds Yat, near Ross-on-Wye, is an area popular with walkers.

Residents of the area voiced their concerns in the Facebook group Ross-on-Wye Official Noticeboard when the photo was shared, leaving over 100 comments.

Another person posted a photo of a speed camera van parked in the same position earlier in the year, again voicing their concerns.

A spokesperson from West Mercia Police' roads safety team said: “This site forms part of our casualty reduction programme and is in place to address the level of collision history on this stretch of road.

“This is not a new site; enforcement has taken place here since 2010.

“All of our sites are risk assessed and we work in partnership with each of the relevant highways authorities to ensure our vehicles are positioned in approved locations. These often include areas of hardened verge, such as this.”

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Images of the bridge show that there is a footpath on both sides of the bridge.