A HAMPSHIRE van driver has been banned after being caught using his mobile phone behind the wheel on the M27.

Marc John Woolston was spotted using his phone while driving his Transit van between junctions 12 and 11 near Fareham.

The 46-year-old admitted the offence when he appeared before Portsmouth magistrates Court.

Woolston, whose address was given as Theorncroft Road, Fratton, was given six penalty points, but was banned from driving for six months under the totting up procedure.

He was also fined £120 and ordered to pay victim surcharge of £21.