POLICE found a three-year-old boy in the footwell of a car after stopping a driver for speeding.

Officers from Dorset Police's No Excuse team said they stopped the car which had been travelling "at speed" in Gillingham, North Dorset, when they found the boy in the footwell.

A passenger in the car told police she was changing his nappy.

In another incident, police stopped another driver who was seen taking his jumper off while his young passenger steered the wheel.

Officers wore plain clothes and carried out operations in unmarked cars in North Dorset and Weymouth last week.

A total of 27 motorists were stopped in two days for using a mobile phone whilst driving.

Officers stopped drivers for 19 offences in Gillingham.

A spokesman for the No Excuse team said: "The excuses range from 'it was a quick call are you seriously giving me six points?' to a driver who said 'but i never break the law, I work, I don't drink, how is this fair?'

"The team recognise that drivers using a mobile phone whilst driving has reduced, however some drivers are still risking their lives and the lives of others by using a mobile phone whilst driving. This is a selfish act that is putting lives at risk."