Police have issued 17 parking fines on busy, fast road in a single day, after people were warned about illegally parking there.

Officers in the Ribble Valley handed out a number of fixed penalty notices on Sunday, to vehicles parking opposite solid white lines at Cromwell Bridge, close to Clitheroe.

On Saturday, police snapped multiple cars parked illegally opposite solid white lines and issued a warning to anyone parking there that they would be fined should the behaviour be replicated the following day.

Sgt Kev Day of the neighbourhood policing team said: " As we have been driving round today we have seen many instances of people parking opposite solid white lines.

"This is an offence punishable by three penalty points and a fine.

"The solid white lines are there to warn of potential danger spots such as blind bends.

"The example pictured is at Cromwell Bridge.

"It is a fast road, and one of our main emergency blue light routes here in the Ribble Valley.

"It is also used by cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians. Not to mention large agricultural vehicles.

"The lines are there for your safety. Please consider this as fair warning and education, and that from tomorrow we will start prosecuting drivers in contravention of the white lines."

When officers returned to the area on Sunday, they found drivers had failed to heed the advice and therefore enforced the penalty notices, prosecuting drivers in contravention of the white lines.

A post on the Ribble Valley Police Facebook page read: "Today PCs Keates and Wilkinson issued a mixture of endorsable and non endorsable fixed penalty notices in relation to vehicles parking opposite white lines.

"In total 17 tickets were issued, the majority of them at Cromwell Bridge.

"We will continue this enforcement action whilst the problem remains."