CONCERNS have been raised after a car crashed through fencing near a children’s play area in a west Cumbrian village.

The incident happened in Crosby on Monday evening.

A spokeswoman for Cumbria police confirmed they were called out and that one vehicle was involved. There were no reported injuries.

The incident comes after a campaign by residents to get the speed limit reduced in the village from 40mph to 30mph.

Now the area’s MP, Mark Jenkinson, has met with a number of residents on Thursday and is looking into their concerns.

Dad Steve Whitehead, said: “We have been trying to get the speed limit reduced through a number of channels.

“People are getting sick and tired and we are not going to let this go with the county council.

“We don’t want a child to get killed in the village.”

Mr Whitehead said that residents were getting together on social media to see what could be done to campaign for the 30mph speed limit.

Councillor Eddie Martin, vice chairman of Crosscanonby Parish Council, said: “We are very concerned about safety in the village.

“I’ve no idea how the car managed to get into the play area – it was fortunate that a child was not playing there at the time.”

“We’ve explained to our MP, Mr Jenkinson, how cars speed through the village.”

Mr Jenkinson said: “I have been in contact with residents about the issues since last year and I’ve discussed some potential issues and solutions.

“There are a number of things the council should be considering especially with the kids in that corner of the park.”

The News & Star asked for a comment from the county council but they were unable to send one before we went to print.