Free-jumping film sparks concern

VIDEO A high-risk activity in which people leap between buildings and vault over walls has raised eyebrows in a Suffolk town.A four-minute film called Parkour 06 has been broadcast on the internet, and reveals youngsters engaging in ''free jumping'' as they audaciously tackle walls, buildings and roofs in Woodbridge.

A HIGH-risk activity in which people leap between buildings and vault over walls has raised eyebrows in a Suffolk town.

A four-minute film called Parkour 06 has been broadcast on the internet, and reveals youngsters engaging in ''free jumping'' as they audaciously tackle walls, buildings and roofs in Woodbridge.

They are involved in a hobby called Parkour - but police officers say even though it is dangerous, they are not committing a criminal offence.

Woodbridge Town Council was shown the video footage which police said is believed to have been taken last year. The aims of Parkour are to quickly access areas that would otherwise be inaccessible and escape from pursuers.

The film was viewed to alert and educate councillors to what is happening in the town and the mayor, Nigel Barratt, said: ''We need to know about it but I do not think it is a problem.

''I think we should recognise that it does possibly lead to some damage to property. We suspect it is one of the problems around the Elmhurst Park play area and toilets where they can spring off the toilets.''

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Woodbridge police officers have seen the video footage and warned young people about the possible danger involved in such an activity.

Click here to view the full Parkour 06 film on YouTubeClick here to view the full Parkour 06 film on YouTube

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