A car was stopped by police on the A1 near St Albans last week, after children were spotted sitting on the laps of passengers.

At around 6.35pm last Thursday, officers from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Road Policing Unit stopped a Toyota Yaris on the motorway at Redbourn.

Inside the vehicle, they found a one-year-old and a two-year-old "unrestrained" sitting on the laps of passengers.

"The driver and passengers were reported for offences and removed from the motorway," the unit's official X account confirmed.