A PERSON on an e-scooter has given a warning after being caught by police – as officers continue to clamp down on the vehicles.
Patrolling officers in Northmoor Way, Wareham caught a person riding an electric scooter on Tuesday (July 6).
The offending rider was given a warning notice and warned that if he was caught riding it again, the e-scooter will be seized.
A spokesman for Purbeck Police said: “Whilst patrolling Northmoor way, Purbeck North Neighbour Policing Team has today again stopped a different e-scooter user.
“We have issued the rider a warning notice.
“Dorset Police give a warning on the first offence and if there is a second offence the e-scooter is seized and disposed of. Also followed by a fine and penalty points on your licence.”
Dorset Police previously said they have received increased reports of more people using e-scooters, which are illegal to ride in a public place.
While e-scooters are legally available to purchase, it is currently against the law to ride a privately owned e-scooter in any public place in the UK.
This includes roads, pavements, parks, town centres or promenades. The only place a privately owned e-scooter can be used is on private land.