Local youngsters have been dicing with death by running across the busy A1 carriageway.
On Saturday (March 21) Banbridge police received a report of up to 12 young boys dodging high-speed traffic on the A1.
The incident has prompted a public warning of the dangers of young people playing on or near roads.
“Not only are these young people taking risks with their own safety,” said Inspector Nigel Graham, “but they are also endangering the lives of all road-users.
“It is foolhardy in the extreme to take a chance on hurting yourself or someone else.
“I would ask all parents to speak to their children and warn them of the dangers involved in this behaviour.
“If you witness this behaviour, please contact us immediately on 101.”