POLICE stopped a car after spotting an iron being held out the window-only to be told it was to cool it down.

The car was stopped by Dorset Police's No Excuse Team.

A spokesman said: "The mobile ironing service - you stand outside and they drive past and iron anything for you ...

"On first view we thought these were legs hanging out the window, when we stopped to ask why they were hanging an iron out the window - they were cooling it down.

"We offered words of advice suggesting to keep the iron in the car or wait until it’s cooled down before driving."