UPDATE: Three lorry drivers caught using mobile phones on A1M within an hour

One of the lorries stopped after the driver was caught using a mobile phone today
One of the lorries stopped after the driver was caught using a mobile phone today

Police have fined three lorry drivers on the A1M at Sawtry this afternoon after they were all caught using a mobile phone at the wheel.

Officers from Beds, Cambs and Herts Road Policing unit caught the three foreign lorry drivers within around 60 minutes of each other on the same stretch of road.

All three were given a £200 fine and six points on their driving licence - the standard penalty for the offence since the law changed recently.

But officers had to tie a wire through the spokes of a wheel on one of the lorries so it could not move in order to convince the driver to pay up.

Police had to tie a cable around the wheel of this lorry in order to get payment. Photo: @roadpoliceBCH

Police had to tie a cable around the wheel of this lorry in order to get payment. Photo: @roadpoliceBCH