West Mercia Police officers in Herefordshire have warned children after an incident at a disused building on the outskirts of Hereford.

A spokesperson for Hereford Cops (West Mercia Police) said:

“At 17:43pm today (Sunday) police received a report of a group of 4 to 5 children aged approximately 13 to 16 years old at the Belmont golf course. 

“Access had been gained to the building grounds through locked perimeter fencing. The group are also believed to have had a skate board and mountain bike in their possession. 

“Officers from the local Safer Neighbourhood Team attended the location within 15 minutes of the call but after an extensive area search no persons were located. The SNT do not want to stop children having fun, however the golf course buildings are very dangerous with rotting floor boards, exposed electrical cables and other significant hazards. 

“This means should an accident occur significant or worse injuries are a real possibility. This is a privately owned site and therefore only authorized persons should be at the location.

“The SNT will be making further inquiries from cctv footage captured at the location in order to identify the individuals involved. 

“The SNT would ask that parents have an understanding of where their children are when not at home. 

“If anyone has any information that may help the SNT with their inquiries please email to Herefordsouthside.snt@westmercia.police.uk”