YOUNGSTERS have the chance to win a mountain bike simply by playing a free scratch card game.

The prize is the latest crime prevention scheme devised by West Yorkshire police.

The aim is make young people think about serious issues including theft, drugs, bullying and anti-social behaviour.

Officers from youth and schools liaison departments along with Youth Offending Teams will be distributing 50,000 scratch cards to young people they work with.

Each scratch card has a question on it relating to a scenario that a young person could quite easily find themselves in.

They will be given three options and must choose which they think is the right answer.

If they choose correctly, they can send off the scratch card to a free postal address and be entered in a prize draw to win a mountain bike.

The closing date for entries is September 30.

Insp John Mason, of West Yorkshire Police's Community Safety Department, said: "They encourage young people to think about what they would do about their personal safety, respect for others and reducing crime."