"UNSOCIABLE behaviour" has prompted a ban on unaccompanied children entering Tipton's swimming pool.

Due to regular bad behaviour children will now only be able to use the swimming pools if they are accompanied by an adult.

The move comes less than two weeks into the summer holidays.

Tipton Leisure Centre released a statement confirming the ban of children without an adult.

A spokesman said: "Due to recent unsociable behaviour in our swimming pools, we have amended our admissions policy to support our members & customers.

"Children aged 16 and under will need to be accompanied by an adult (aged 18+) to attend any public swimming session operating from 4pm Monday to Friday and all public sessions on Saturday and Sundays."

The spokesman added: "Thank you for your understanding in advance."