Police seize mum’s e-scooter as she takes four-year-old to school

A POLICE force seized a mother’s electric scooter – as she took her four-year-old to school on it.

The woman was stopped by specialist roads policing officers from the Gloucestershire Constabulary in Stroud on Friday [January 28].

Her slow-moving e-scooter, which police say she used to “transport a young child on a daily basis” was seized.

The woman, and her four-year-old, were forced to walk to school instead – despite the e-scooter travelling along the pavement at less than 6mph.

E-scooters are illegal to use in most areas of Gloucestershire, though, under a government trial, you can hire them in Gloucester and Cheltenham.

Since the scheme was launched in late 2020, they’ve been used more than 250,000 times.

On Twitter, Gloucestershire Constabulary’s Specialist Operations Unit – made up of traffic officers and armed police – thanked the public for “making us aware”.

It said: “Concerns were raised regarding a female using an e scooter to transport a young child on a daily basis.

“OT61 attended and observed 4 yr old being transported in this way and Vehicle seized.

“Thanks to the public for making us aware. #safercommunity”

The post has caused widespread debate on social media with some suggesting that they’ll be ‘confiscating sweets at the school gate next week’.

“Next week, confiscating sweets at the school gate”, one man joked.

The video has so far gained 1 million views on Twitter. 


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