A MUM caught reading a book to her young child while driving was pulled over by police as part of a week-long campaign.

The woman was spotted by officers on Thursday as she drove through Branksome with a storybook in her left hand. She was facing towards her child, who was sat in the back of her car.

Officers issued the woman with a ticket.

In total, 31 motorists were stopped and dealt with during a short period on Thursday. Of those, 23 were driving and using a mobile phone.

One of the drivers pulled over by police passed the driving test just three months ago. Their licence will be revoked by the DVLA.

Five of those stopped during the morning were suspected of being distracted at the wheel. Some were eating as they drove.

Police launched an initiative to tackle drivers who use their phones behind the wheel on Monday morning.

Undercover officers posed as commuters at bus stops to snare drivers during rush-hour in Wallisdown Road.

All drivers stopped are now automatically issued with six points and a £200 fine as part of legislation introduced in March 2017.

The initiative in Dorset is part of an enforcement campaign spearheaded by the National Police Chiefs' Council.