An e-scooter was seized in Oxford as police start to crack down on their usage.

The scooter was taken after the rider was found to be disqualified by police officers, who issued five e-scooter warnings in total during their city patrol.

It comes after Thames Valley Police chief constable Jason Hogg said last month that the force was planning a crackdown on the scooters, which are effectively illegal to use in public.

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He urged parents not to buy them as Christmas presents for their children.

The officers from the Road Policing team also seized three vehicles being driven without insurance and dealt with three motorists for careless driving.

They issued 55 tickets to cyclists without lights, who will face a fine if they do not purchase them within seven days, and gave more than 80 ‘words of advice’ to those with turned-off or poor quality lights.