Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire police warn of building site dangers

Lincolnshire police have issued a warning following several incidents of children found playing with heavy machinery on building sites.

Earlier this week two boys aged around 10 were seen playing with heavy machinery at a building site in Buttercup Drive, Bourne.

Later that day four children were seen climbing on machinery at an industrial unit in Edinburgh Road, Grantham.

Police have warned they could be putting their lives in danger.

Insp Nigel Storey said: "Children and young people need to remember that building sites are fenced off for a reason, for example bricks and pipes might fall on them or they might fall into something containing hazardous chemicals.

"The site machinery may resemble something they played with as a child but in inexperienced hands the machinery can be unpredictable and dangerous."

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