POLICE are cracking down on e-scooter use following numerous complaints from residents.

Due to the volume of complaints and issues caused, police said they will continue to take reports of breaches of the law in relation to these vehicles seriously and will utilise their policing powers whenever it is possible. This will include our powers of seizure and arrest if necessary.

A police spokesman said: "We continue to receive complaints regarding E-Scooter use.

"We are increasingly asked information on the legality of these vehicles so here is a brief summary.

"E-scooters are classed as motor vehicles.

"That means all users of e-scooters need to have the two basic requirements by law:

• A valid driving licence

• A valid motor vehicle insurance policy.

"These can be bought by any person and used on private land with the permission of the landowner."

All e-scooters are not allowed to be used on pavements and footpaths.