A COMPUTER game competition has been launched by Wiltshire Police to promote cyber crime awareness among children in Swindon and the wider county.

Youngsters are being asked to design and write their own game, using any computer language and the theme of 'staying safe online'

They will need to come up with their own team name and logo and will present their game to judges via a two-minute long video.

The force's digital investigations and intelligence unit is behind the initiative and there are two age categories – Year 6 and below and those in Years 7-13, aged under 18. Individuals and groups of up to four can take part.

The prize for the best game is a Raspberry Pi computer, a tour of the police headquarters at Devizes, a visit to the digital investigations and intelligence unit, tea with one of the chief officers and the chance to sit in a road traffic car and meet a police dog and handler.

Those who want to take part should send in their entries by 4pm on Friday, 26 July via the Wiltshire Police website.