People are being urged to stay away from buildings at a former golf course amid growing fears for public safety.

Wyre Forest District Council leaders say people should stay away from the Burlish Park Golf Club in Zortech Avenue, Stourport and any trespassers ignoring their advice do so at their own risk.

The plea follows numerous incidents of break-ins, criminal damage and arson attempts reported to local police and the fire and rescue service over the last few days.

The council is urging members of the public who see any suspicious behaviour to report it to police immediately.

The club ceased operating earlier this year.

Cabinet Member for Resources Councillor Nathan Desmond said: “I urge everyone to stay away from the buildings at the Burlish Park Golf Club site. “It is regrettable that irresponsible people are trespassing and damaging the buildings.

“Apart from the risk of injury to themselves, their acts could constitute criminal behaviour and result in arrest and prosecution. If anyone has any information on who is responsible, they should contact the police without delay.”