A WEAR Valley police force has wound up its biggest ever road safety campaign.

Crook Police have targeted more than 2,000 youngsters in 14 primary schools in the past few months, to urge them to be safe and seen at night.

It is hoped the message will avert potential accidents on the roads during the dark winter evenings.

Primary school children from the town and surrounding villages took part in a competition to design a safety poster which will be used in libraries and other community buildings.

The winner was 11-year-old Rebecca Wilson, from Witton-le-Wear Primary School, whose design of three owls wearing reflective bands won her the top prize of a mountain bike and accessories.

Durham Chief Constable George Hedges presented Rebecca with her prize.