Belfast Telegraph

PSNI issue warning to parents after photo emerges of children on top of building

Police said the youngsters' actions were "dangerous, irresponsible and selfish".

Police have issued a warning to parents across Northern Ireland after this picture was taken.

The picture, posted by the PSNI on its Craigavon Facebook page, shows three children on top of the roof of a building in Lurgan.

An officer, posting on Facebook, said: "Hey parents! Recognise your little cherubs? Harmless fun, right?

"Now imagine having to have a closed casket funeral because their body is that badly disfigured after a 2 story fall.

"Or how about if one trips on an uneven roof surface, piping or the like, ending up with a broken leg or ankle? Who gets them down? That's right, you've now taken at least one, possibly 2 NIFRS crews off the road to rescue him, not to mention the NIAS crew then taking him to hospital.

"Parents, if you recognise your kids here, have a word. Sort it out. This is dangerous, irresponsible, and incredibly selfish. Harmless fun is anything but that when something goes wrong.

"Kids, if you think this is good craic, think about how badly wrong it can go.

"This isn't just bravado or us trying to be dramatic. We see this. When you hear news headlines about 'a child has been taken to hospital after an incident...' this is the sort of thing that happens. Don't become a victim of your own stupidity."

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