POLICE are reminding residents that it is illegal to ride electric-skateboards on footpaths and roads in the UK.

This comes after an officer saw "a few" being used in Shaftesbury last night, February 3.

The rider of the pictured e-skateboard was spoken to and was warned it could be seized if used in future.

A Dorset police officer said: "I saw a few of these around Shaftesbury this evening [last night], e-skateboards, currently they are illegal to use on footpaths and roads in the UK.

"Like e-scooters they are legally sold but as yet no laws have been instigated to make their use legal barring in trail areas where some e-scooters can be hired."

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