The Bath and North East Somerset Neighbourhood Policing team have issued a warning over an alarming children’s game that is being played in Westfield.

Police have received numerous reports of children switching off electric mains at exterior electrical boxes while playing ‘knock-knock ginger’ - a prank game which involves knocking on the front door of a property and then running away before the door can be answered.

In a post on their Facebook page, the Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “This behaviour is not only dangerous but also causing distress to vulnerable individuals in our community.”

“As we approach the summer season, we kindly ask that you have a conversation with your children about the importance of respecting residents and their property.

“We must instil in our children the values of empathy and consideration for others. Together, we can ensure that our community remains a safe and welcoming environment for all.”

Westfield’s Neighbourhood Policing Team say that anyone with further concerns about this matter should get in touch with their local PCSO.

The local Neighbourhood Policing Team will be holding their next fortnightly Policing Surgery in Costa Coffee at The Hollies, Midsomer Norton on Wednesday 8th May for an hour from 11am.