Police in Paphos on Tuesday caught a minor driving a moped without a driver’s licence.

According to the police shortly before midnight a traffic patrol spotted the moped which was bring ridden with no lights, by a driver who was not wearing a helmet.

Police checked the scooter and determined it was being driven by a 16-year-old and had folding number plates to hide the registration numbers.

The minor was driving without a licence or safety certificate, and the vehicle had been declared immobilised. The moped had been repainted to change its colour without notifying the registrar of motor vehicles.

The 16-year-old was summoned to the Paphos police station along with his parents.