Police urge parents to warn children of summer holiday risks

Parents in Lichfield and Burntwood are being urged to make sure they know what their children are doing during the school holidays.

Police are hoping to reduce a pattern which often sees a rise in anti-social behaviour, criminal damage and arson during the summer months.

Chief Superintendent Jon Drake said: “It is important for young people to understand potential risks and consequences of their actions if they get involved in what they may consider ‘a bit of a laugh’.

“No parent wants to hear that their child has got into trouble or has caused people to feel alarmed or distressed.

“Our message is to keep safe and feel safe. We want people of all ages to feel comfortable to go somewhere without fear.

“If no one knows where a child is and something happens to them, it can be very difficult to find them and get any help they need.”

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