POLICE say they have been dealing with reports of e-scooters being ridden in the Wrexham area.

It is currently against the law to ride an e-scooter in a public place.

They’re not illegal to have, but you can’t ride them on a UK public road, cycle lane or pavement.

North Wales Police officers say they have been dealing with incidents on Station Road in Marchwiel recently.

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A spokesperson for North Wales Police said: "While we, the police, fully understand why people would want them and their potential to be an environmentally friendly mode of transport, at the moment, it is against the law to ride an e-scooter in a public place.

"E-scooters can only be used on private land with the permission of the landowner.

"E-scooters are classed as Personal Light Electric Vehicles (PLEVs), which means they are treated the exact same as a motor vehicle and subject to the same legal requirements such as MOT's, licensing and tax.

"If you are out and about riding an e-scooter, then section 59 of the Police Reform Act allows police to give road users a warning if they are reported to have used their vehicle in a manner which causes alarm, distress or annoyance and North Wales Police also have the powers to seize vehicles.

"Please make sure you keep your e-scooter on private land so this doesn’t happen to you."