A group of youths were spotted sitting on a railway bridge over a busy motorway.

The group were pictured dangling their legs over the bridge, which overlooks the M66, yesterday afternoon.

In a post on social media by GMP Traffic police, they said officers had taken the children home and "strongly advised" parents.

They said: "Report received of a group of youths on a railway bridge over the M66.

"@GMPtraffic and local patrols have made [to] the area to move them. It clear to see from the photo of the danger this is causing not only to themselves but road users only.

"The youths will be spoken to, taken home and parents will [be] strongly advised."