WARRINGTON’S clinical lead for cancer has issued a warning to be careful during the summer to avoid sun damage to the skin.

Dr Sue Burke from Warrington CCG, who is also a GP at Springfields Medical Centre, said: “Skin cancer in all its forms is the most common form of cancer diagnosed in Warrington. It is caused by sun damage to the skin.

“We want you to enjoy the summer days safely so never burn red in the sun.”

Dr Burke recommends that sun cream should be a minimum of SPF 20 for adults and SPF 50 for children.

She added: “Avoid sitting in the sun at the hottest times of the day - between noon and 2pm and wear loose clothing to cover exposed skin, and a hat.”