AN ELECTRIC scooter capable of going 30mph was seized after the rider was spotted in the middle of the road with no lights.

Officers from the Dorset Police No Excuse team spotted the bike on Thursday.

A spokesperson said: “To be ridden on a public highway you need at least a provisional licence and insurance.

“If you don't have them, you can only ride them on private land.

“There are scooters that are motor driven too, like the one below. They need to be registered to use on a public highway.

“This one, capable of approximately 30mph, was seized for being ridden in the middle of the road, no lights etc.

“Rider given a fixed penalty for no insurance. As it wasn't registered, they will not be able to claim it back.

“The same would apply to a rider of an uninsured e-scooter as they cannot be registered.”