Parents warned to look after their children

Police issue safety wraning

Police issue safety wraning

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Police are urging parents to ensure their children are safe from traffic when out playing with their friends during the school holidays.

The warning follows two incidents on the road in the past week involving young people.

Last Tuesday a three-year-old girl was knocked down by a bicycle at around 4pm in The Vennel, Linlithgow.

She was taken to Forth Valley Hospital after sustaining minor injuries and was released the following day.

The following afternoon a four-year old boy was struck by a car in East Queensway, in Penicuik

Once again the child sustained minor injuries but did not require hospital treatment.

Road Policing Inspector Richard Latto said: “While serious road collisions involving children remain consistently low across Scotland, the summer holidays and warm weather can lead to an increase in the number of children being on or around roads as they increasingly venture outside.

“Young children have limited road sense, and it is essential that parents and guardians ensure they remain safe when playing near traffic.”