A CARELESS driver has been found by police after he was filmed driving down the road – reading a newspaper.

The man was spotted studying his copy of the Daily Mail which was placed on the steering wheel of his van as he drove in midday traffic on Lea Bridge Road towards Bakers Arms.

Passing cyclist Dave Sherry from Harlow who caught the footage on his head-cam on October 27 was ‘shocked’ by what he saw.

Mr Sherry sent footage to the police and the man was sent a 'Notice of Intended Prosecution' from the Met Police for ‘driving not in proper control’ of his van.

Despite the shocking footage the man may be given the choice of attending a drivers’ awareness course or a fine, unless he wishes to dispute it in court.