A CHILD ran across a railway line after being goaded to do so by their friends, police said.

A British Transport Police spokesman tweeted a group of primary school children were spotted near a railway line in Darwen last night.

The spokesman said: "There was a group of primary school aged kids egging each other on to run across the tracks and one did.

"Blackburn police station had an officer five minutes away but they left prior to police arrival.

"Parents, the railway line isn't a playground for your kids."