A youngster dangerously driving a moped around Court Recreation Ground was stopped in his tracks on Sunday afternoon.

Council rangers stepped in after a member of the public alerted them that the driver who was riding around the ground "erratically", according to an Epsom Council spokesman.

When the rangers approached, the youth tried to flee, but he was stopped  and the police were called.

The police issued the driver and the moped with a notice which means that if a follow-up offence is committed, the moped will be seized and crushed.

Councillor Clive Smitheram, chairman of the crime and disorder committee on Epsom Council said: "Sunday afternoon was the first glorious day of the year and many people were out in the local parks to enjoy the weather - this kind of behaviour spoils every one’s pleasure and ties up council officers when they could be doing something more constructive."