POLICE are urging parents to ensure their children stick to the latest coronavirus guidelines.

They appealed for co-operation after a large group of youths ran off after spotting officers yesterday.

A spokesman for Weymouth and Portland Police said: "Do you know where your children are?

"If you don't, they were possibly part of a large group of youths who decided to run off from us a short time ago near to the Swannery in Weymouth.

"The 'rule of six' applies to everyone and we would ask parents to ensure that their children understand the importance of abiding by the current Covid regulations."