West Yorkshire Police have been criticised after seizing an electric scooter thought to have belonged to a child in Dewsbury town centre.
Officers said they took it off the streets after the owner “ignored warning for lawful use”.
The force posted on social media: “Please be aware that these are mechanically propelled vehicles not currently legal to use on roads or public places without the correct licence or insurance.
“Parents providing these to children can risk their own licences by causing or permitting the document offences.”
Criticising the force, one person replied to their post: “Wow, I never heard of you when my shed got robbed, your excuse was because you were stretched because of the Covid pandemic, yet your posting about a kid’s scooter.”
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Another said: “Ooo a kid on a scooter… GET HIM. C’mon sure there’s worse crime to be sorting?”
While a third wrote: “Fancy turning up and trying to find the guy who vandalised my van? In fact I gave you the guy’s name and still not heard anything.
“But a kid on a electric scooter your on it!! Top work West Yorkshire police.”
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