SIKH Youth UK raised awareness on the 'epidemic' of grooming at Warrington Guru Nanak Gurdwara in Latchford as part of a seven-day roadshow across the nation.

The group, which aims to improve the welfare of the Sikh community, is visiting temples for its campaign, which stretches from Scotland to Southampton.

On Tuesday, day two of the roadshow, the team made its way to the town's Sikh temple, on Dover Road.

Volunteer Deepa Singh, who delivered a talk to the congregation, labelled the issues of sexual grooming, as well as alcohol and drugs, as 'epidemics'.

He said: "We have to keep doing what we are doing and progressing in our projects and raising the awareness.

"It is about having a platform and creating platforms and environments for the next generations to understand what the problems are.

"But it is not just about the youngsters understanding – it is also about the older generation understanding.

"These are very taboo issues and people don't like discussing them in their homes.

"So we need to be very vocal on them and get people to understand, so they can help to prevent this happening in their families and homes."

Mr Singh also praised fellow volunteers for their efforts.

He added: "Without our volunteers none of this would happen."

Sikh Youth UK is supporting the #ITSNOTOK campaign as part of Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week, which runs until Sunday.