YOUNG victims of road accidents will receive their own bear hug to comfort them.

Traffic officers are to start carrying teddies in their cars to give to young children who have been involved in a road traffic crash.

The "trauma teddies" are designed to keep youngsters clam while they receive medical attention or comfort them as emergency services on the scene dealing with the incident.

A hundred teddies have been donated by S Ryder Ltd.

Chief Inspector Tariq Butt said: “Road traffic collisions can be a traumatic experience for anyone, especially young children. We hope that the trauma teddies will start a connection between the police and the child, and offer them comfort during a distressing time."