A LORRY driver was spotted using his phone while driving on the M5.

The Worcestershire Operations Patrol Unit announced the lorry had been seen between junction 8 and 7 of the M5.

The driver was using his mobile phone and was stopped by officers.

The WorcsOPU Twitter account said: "M5 8-7 driver seen using his mobile phone whilst driving. Stopped and reported. Simply dangerous in this type of vehicle."

In another incident, a van which was "massively overweight" was also stopped, with its driver found to have no insurance or licence.

The OPU tweeted: "M5 7-8 vehicle stopped as massively overweight.

"Driver didn’t see anything wrong in what they had done.

"Flushed face as they also didn’t hold a driving licence or have insurance."