A 'NEAR miss' involving a child cyclist who dashed out in front of a car in Bromsgrove has led police to issue a safety warning.

Robert Allen, Group Commander for the Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue, posted a video from his dashcam camera on Twitter on August 5.

The clip shows two children crossing the A38 on their bikes, before a third child pulls out in front of his car, which Robert managed to stop just in time.

Mr Allen posted the video to highlight the importance of road safety and his video went viral.

Now Detective Superintendent Stacey Williamson said: "I would like to take this opportunity to urge children to stay safe over the summer period.

"We know young people will have been looking forward to their time off school, and particularly with the nice weather will be meeting up with their friends outside.

"We don't want to stop them from doing this but are urging parents to ensure their children have a good general awareness of road safety and are using the road network safely, whether this be on public transport, as pedestrians or cyclists.

"I want to reiterate that the child in the video is not in any kind of trouble, but that it is important we acknowledge this incident, and ask families to work with us so that everyone has a safe and enjoyable summer.

"As a part of Operation Snap, members of the public can submit dash cam footage of incidents on the road to West Mercia Police."

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