POLICE handed six points to the driver of an articulated lorry after he was spotted on his phone near Blandford this week.

Officers from Dorset Police's No Excuse team were on patrol in North Dorset on Thursday when they clocked the driver using his mobile at the wheel.

The motorist told officers he was on the phone to his boss. He was handed six points and a £200 fine, and police will report him to the traffic commissioner.

Police then pulled over a car over concerns about how it was being driven.

The female driver was found to have a provisional licence and no insurance.

She told officers she'd borrowed the car from her partner to go to the tip while he was asleep.

As the team travelled back to Poole, they saw the driver of a van with a phone in his hand on the approach to a roundabout.

The officers stopped to allow the van to go first – and the driver took his other hand off the wheel and waved to thank them.

He was also not wearing a seatbelt.