A group of teenagers have been reprimanded by the police after they were caught throwing objects at cars from behind some bushes.

Last week, officers in Colne received numerous complaints about anti-social behaviour on Skipton Road park, in the town.

And on Thursday evening, it was reported to the police that a large group of boys and girls, around 15-years-old, had been throwing objects at passing vehicles.

Officers are concerned about the behaviour as last year a driver was hit in the face by an object causing blindness due to a detached retina.

A spokesperson for the police said: "We have received numerous complaints of anti-social behaviour around Skipton Road park.

"It appears to have come to a head on Thursday night when a large group of boys and girls, aged around 14/15 years were reportedly throwing objects at passing vehicles from behind the bushes.

"Obviously this is a major cause of concern for motorists, but also passers-by who may be hit.

"Officers in the area recognised several youths who were spoken to at the time, but we're sure they didn't go home and tell their parents.

"Parents - please be aware of where your children are and what they're doing.

"We don't want a repeat of an incident last summer when a driver was hit in the face by an object, which caused blindness due to a detached retina."