PARENTS have been encouraged to speak to their children about "what is and isn't acceptable" during half term.

The call came from the North Flintshire Policing team on Friday evening and was prompted following a rise in anti-social behaviour during the last holidays.

"We know school's now out for half term," a spokesman said.

"During the last holidays we did have a rise in anti-social behaviour and very concerning incidents of playing on the train tracks.

"We would appreciate parents having a chat with your kids about what is and isn't acceptable behaviour."

At roughly this time last year, the Leader analysed Freedom of information data provided by British Transport Police shows the total number of offences reported as having happened on trains and at railway stations from the beginning of 2021 to May 2023 in Wrexham and Flintshire.

And we found that the most common crime in both areas was railway trespass (22 in Wrexham and 26 in Flintshire), followed by assault and damage.

Following the findings, Sergeant Antonio Carrino from British Transport Police said:

“Trespassing on the rail network is something we take extremely seriously. 

"Not only is it illegal, but the railway is full of hidden dangers that can result in serious and life-ending consequences."