POLICE have issued a warning after four children were found playing close to a quarry.

Plain clothed Police Community Support Officer’s (PCSOs) from Newton Aycliffe police found the group sitting very close to the edge of a quarry yesterday evening.

A spokesperson said: "This is without a doubt a very dangerous area and with the ground being wet it was made even more dangerous as they could have easily slipped and fallen off the edge.

"The picture shows where the youths were found and the dangerous route which they took to get to that spot.

"Please tell your children to be sensible and make sure you know where they are going on an evening"