Youngsters across Calderdale are being warned of the dangers of taking part in the latest internet craze, the drinking game ‘neknominate’.

People have been daring each other on social media to film themselves binge drinking alcohol and other substances and then nominating a friend to continue the chain.

Calderdale Council’s director of public health Paul Butcher has spoken out about the dangers of the game.

He said: “This is a worrying trend and I’d like to warn all parents and young people to be alert to the dangers of binge drinking.

“Fortunately there have been very few serious cases across the country as most people recognise that this is a very risky game which can have life threatening consequences.”