A DRIVER has been reported after being stopped when police spotted a child on the lap of a passenger.

Officers were on patrol in Colchester on Sunday when they spotted the vehicle.

They found a rear passenger with a child on her lap.

When they questioned the driver they were told they were "only going five minutes down the road."

Officers also found the driver did not have a license and the vehicle wasn't insured.

The vehicle was seized and the driver reported.