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Children revealed playing chicken on busy road in councillor’s shocking pictures

The three youngsters appear to be under 10 years old.

Police have released shocking images of young children lying down in a busy road and playing chicken.

The pictures show three children who seem to be under the age of 10 doing dares in Washington, Tyne and Wear.

In one image, two of them are shown lying in the middle of the road while another shows a youngster running into the road as a car drives past.

The youngsters were lying down in the middle of the busy road (Northumbria Police/PA)

The pictures were taken in Oxclose Road, Columbia, by local councillor Dianne Snowdon.

Police want to identify the children so they can warn their parents.

Inspector Vicky Quinn said: “These images are shocking and truly unbelievable.

“The children, who appear to be very young, are risking their own safety and the safety of motorists and other road users by this reckless behaviour.”

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