EIGHT drivers were caught on their mobile phones as police patrolled a Worcestershire town on the "lookout" for unsafe driving.

Police officers from the Operational Policing Unit (OPU) went to Droitwich to look for drivers who were breaking the law by using their mobile phones.

Eight people were handed Traffic Offence Reports, which require drivers to pay a fixed penalty, go to court, or take a driving course.

Police sergeant David Clark from the OPU said: "We proactively look to target drivers on mobile phones as they form part of the Fatal 4 (mobile phones, seat belts, speed and drink and drug drive).

"We caught eight offenders on Wednesday's (March 6) operation, but OPU officers continually target offending drivers who use handheld mobile devices."