Three companies have been fined after their HGVs were spotted driving along a weight-restricted road in Streatley.

The A329 Wallingford Road is subject to an 18-tonne weight restriction - preventing most classes of lorries from using it.

The Public Protection Partnership (PPP) for Bracknell Forest and West Berkshire has announced it has fined several drivers for using the road in a recent operation.

This month, representatives from three firms appeared before Reading Magistrates' Court.

This was in connection with an operation by the PPP, carried out on April 19 last year.

During the operation, the road was observed, and the licence plates of unlawful vehicles recorded.

At one stage, three HGVs belonging to just one firm travelled along the road in just one hour - all with a maximum weight of 32-tonnes.

That company was fined £2,800 for the breaches, plus a victim surcharge of £1,120 and £180 towards the cost of the prosecution.

The other two firms were fined £1,320 and £700, respectively.

As part of the same operation, officers witnessed two lorries use the weight-restricted bridge within half an hour of each other, both from the same company. Both vehicles had a maximum gross weight of 32 tonnes, double that of the road's weight limit.

At Reading Magistrates’ Court, on February 2, the company pleaded guilty to both offences and was fined £660 for each offence.  The company was also ordered to pay £180 prosecution costs and £528 victim surcharge.

On February 16, a third company was found guilty of similar a similar incident at Reading Magistrates’ Court and fined £700, ordered to pay £180 prosecution costs and £280 victim surcharge.