FREE lights are to be given to children at a bicycle security day in Ferryhill.

The event has been organised by PC Chris Metcalfe, who has 60 sets of front and back lights, supplied by Cycle Force in Durham, to give to the first 60 children aged 12 and under who attend Ferryhill Police Station at 10am on Saturday.

There will also be a security and information pack for every child, containing stickers and leaflets.

"We would ask any parents who can afford to buy their children lights to do so and let those who can't get the free ones," said PC Metcalfe.