Warning after youngsters “play chicken” in Tydd St Mary

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Youngsters caught “playing chicken” on roads in South Holland face strong action police have warned today after an incident in Tydd St Mary over the weekend.

A motorist saw a boy lying in Rectory Road before rolling over and running off as the car came towards him, while a group of youngsters stood watching and laughing nearby.

It happened at about 1pm on Sunday and a Lincolnshire Police spokesman said: “This is extremely dangerous and officers will take robust action against anyone behaving in this manner.”

Anyone who saw what happened should call police on 101, quoting incident number 194 of April 7.