POLICE are warning parents to ensure their children are keeping within lockdown restrictions.

Rossendale Police posted on social media about the incident last night on Stubbylee Park in Bacup.

A Lancashire Police spokesman said: "We dealt with a group of eight youths who had decided to meet up in Stubbylee Park at Bacup.

"We appreciate the rules around COVID might seem strange around children associating in schools but not outside but these are the rules.

"In this case we dealt with the group without resorting to enforcement however if we are finding the same groups or finding parents that have not made the basic enquiries around what their children are doing then we have the option to fine the parents and we will.

"As we move into the weekend please ensure you know where your children are and what they are doing.

"If they are breaching the current rules then this could be an unpleasant and costly start to the weekend."