OFFICERS in Kidderminster have sought to clear up confusion around e-scooter laws after some people have been seen riding them "dangerously".

Police say there has been a rise in the use of e-scooters in the Kidderminster area, with riders using them on the road, pavements and pedestrianised areas as part of daily commutes.

However, they have also highlighted that some have been riding e-scooters dangerously in the town.

A spokesperson for West Mercia Police said: "There is a lot of confusion as to what the law is.

"Currently it is illegal to ride a privately owned e-scooter on a public road, cycle lane or pavement in the UK. You can only legally ride an e-scooter on your own land.

"UK law states that if you are found to be riding a privately owned e-scooter that is not being used as part of a government trial, you can be handed a £300 fixed penalty notice and, if you have one, six points on your driving licence."