OFFICERS have received increased reports of e-scooters being ridden in an anti-social manner in Kidderminster - causing distress to pedestrians.

Incidents have been reported in the Franche and Habberley areas, with police warning residents that e-scooters are illegal to use on the road and in public places.

Wyre Forest Police posted the reminder to residents on Facebook. The post said: "We have had increased reports in the areas of Franche and Habberley relating to E-scooters being ridden in an anti social manner, causing alarm and distress to pedestrians and local residents.

"Can we please remind you that E-scooters are illegal to use on the road or in public spaces within the Wyre Forest area.

"These have more than likely been purchased as Christmas Presents without the knowledge of the law.

"Riders can face a £300 fine and 6 penalty points for no insurance and if no drivers licence is held, between 3 - 6 penalty points and a £100 fine."