CHILDREN who vandalise electricity sub-stations could die.
The stark warning has been issued by electricity company bosses worried that a tragedy could happen this summer.
CE Electric UK, which supplies electricity in the Yorkshire area, has urged parents to do all they can to stop their youngsters going anywhere near sub-stations or playing under pylons.
A spokesman said: "There has been an increasing number of incidents involving vandalism at sub-stations.
"It inconveniences customers by leaving them without power and is extremely dangerous for the company's staff who are responsible for repairing the electricity network.
"The company is working closely with the police regarding these very serious incidents. We are asking the public to report any suspicious acts immediately."
One way to teach people about the dangers of electricity is a specially- penned musical called Sparx, which is touring schools.
The musical has been supported by power company United Utilities and the Institution of Electrical Engineers.
It uses memorable characters, along with song and dance, to get the message across.
Sparx was written by Lancashire woman Niki Davies, who also wrote the Nativity play Whoops A Daisy Angel.