An "illegal" e-scooter was seized from two teenagers in a Norfolk town. 

Thetford Police officers spotted the teens riding the scooter along King Street earlier this morning and stopped them. 

According to the force, e-scooters are classed as "mechanically propelled vehicles" which need an MOT, licence, tax and insurance – something not possible to get on a privately owned scooter.

The scooter was then seized by officers.

While electric scooters are legal to own in the UK, they are only permitted to be ridden on private land with the permission of the landowner or where a trial rental scheme is running, such as in Norwich. 

The correct license is still needed to ride a rental e-scooter on a public road or cycle lane, provided the rider follows road traffic regulations.