A motorbike rider was stopped and had his vehicle seized by police after drawing attention to himself by speeding.

Cumbria roads police were parked down a side street yesterday when a motorbike rider was spotted accelerating "hard and at speed" down Kingstown Road in Carlisle.

Police followed and discovered when they stopped the man that he was disqualified and has no insurance nor tax.

The man's motorbike has now been seized.