A HOME developer is warning children in Oxfordshire about the dangers of playing on building sites during the summer holidays.

David Wilson Homes Southern is currently building houses at the Dida Gardens development in Didcot and Letcombe Gardens development in Wantage.

It says that although sites under construction may look like exciting places to explore for children, they can be 'extremely hazardous'.

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Paul Crispin, managing director at David Wilson Homes Southern, said: “Developers like ourselves are building more new homes at sites all over the country, but until they are completed these places can be dangerous, and now that lockdown is easing and we’re slowly being allowed to venture further afield, children should be told to stay away.

“While we do watch out for youngsters during the day and secure our sites at night, we would like to ask parents to ensure the safety of their children during the holidays, especially if they live near an active building site.”

The home developer hosts site visits and holds regular safety talks for schools close to wherever it is building new homes to encourage site safety and highlight the hazards of playing on or near construction sites.