10 e-scooters were confiscated by police in Dartford after they were ridden in the town centre.

A public outreach event took place on May 29 and 31, with officers and Dartford Council representatives providing the public with information regarding the updated Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) in the city.

The PSPO has been in place in the town centre since 2017 and was introduced to tackle anti-social behaviour.

The order was amended in February this year to include a restriction on riding e-scooters in the main pedestrian area of the town centre.

The order can be enforced by council staff as well as Kent Police officers.

During the public outreach days, 10 e-scooters were seized for riding illegally.

Kent Police issued six traffic offence reports, and council staff gave out five fixed penalty notices for PSPO breaches.

Dartford Community Safety Unit Inspector Lee Cheesman said: “It is illegal to use e-scooters in public spaces and not only poses a danger to members of the public but can also cause injury to the rider.

“Kent Police continues to work with partner agencies to ensure that Dartford remains a safe, pleasant and vibrant town to visit, and we will not tolerate any anti-social behaviour.

“We will continue to take a robust stance on anyone intent on causing issues in the town.”