A NORTHWICH Town Council worker has been slapped with a fine from police after being spotted driving a lawn mower while using his mobile phone.

The council worker was driving along Victoria Road on a council lawn mower when police pulled him over for using his mobile phone.

He received a £200 fine and a six-point penalty on his licence.

A police spokesman said: “He was using his mobile phone while driving, not phoning someone, but using the touch screen.

“As a result he was given a Traffic Offence Report, points on his licence and a fine.”

Northwich Town Council did not want to give any comment.

This comes after new laws were introduced in March, meaning greater penalties for drivers caught using a mobile phone while driving.

Click here to read about the new law.