The number of collisions recorded at Braintree’s only speed camera have risen since it was put up.

Data released by the Essex Casualty Reduction Board shows that in the three years before the Coggeshall Road camera was put up in 2001 there was one death or serious injury compared to four between 2002 and the 2010.

There were eight slight injuries in the three years before the camera and 15 in the eight years after.

Councillor Elwyn Bishop, whose ward includes Coggeshall Road, said: “The fact that there are more accidents is nothing to do with the camera.

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