Police officers have issued a message for parents in the area.

The message came from officers based at Chipping Sodbury via the ASP Yate & Chipping Sodbury Twitter Page and warned parents to not make their children afraid of police.

The tweet said: "Please don't tell your children that we will take them off to jail if they are naughty.

"We want them to run to us if they are scared... NOT be afraid of us."