WARRINGTON has been named the second 'hangriest' place in the north west according to a new survey.

A study by Holland's Pies found that 93 per cent of people in the town find themselves feeling angry because of hunger more than once a week.

In the north west, only Blackburn experienced higher levels of hanger with 96 per cent.

Results of the survey were released to coincide with the time that research shows people are most likely to succumb to temptation and break their New Year's diet - Wednesday, January 10 at 11am.

The study also showed that the top five symptoms of hanger include feeling weak, rumbling stomachs, throwing or hitting something, getting snappy and crying.

Leanne Holcroft, brand manager at Holland's Pies, said: "There's nothing wrong with going on a diet, but when it makes almost the entire north west population cry and hit things then we need to remedy it."