CHILDREN and adults running around a cemetery playing latest fad Pokemon Go have forced an MP to raise the issue with Nintendo - and the government.

Redcar MP Anna Turley wrote to the software giant after complaints from constituents that youngsters were "charging around" the cemetery and war memorial in the town playing the reality game.

She has also written to Home Secretary Amber Rudd, asking: "What discussions she has had with Nintendo about incidences of trespass or disrespecting of cemeteries or religious sites caused by players of Pokemon Go."

Ms Turley said Redcar cemetery also contained a war memorial and she wanted the Japanese company to think about altering certain locations.

"I was contacted by a constituent concerned really with the cemetery, because there must be Pokemon in there and there were children running and charging around looking for them," she said.

"They were concerned about the impact on the people paying their respects to loved ones and there's also a war memorial.

"People are upset and worried about what message it sends out, as it's a place people go to find solace and peace and I don't think it's appropriate.

"I have written to Nintendo and asked if they can alter the locations to avoid places of worship and cemeteries.

"I don't want to be a killjoy but there are some genuine concerns and standards we have to think about."

Places of interest on Google Maps, such as pubs, museums or leisure centres are all either "PokeGyms", where players battle other people and their Pokemon or "PokeStops", where they can get free item drops. PokeGyms often seem to be churches or other places of worship.