Blind and partially sighted people are at risk of serious injury in a Warwickshire town as they are forced to share pedestrian areas with cars and cyclists, a charity has claimed.

A shared surface area at the approach to the pedestrianised shopping parade in Leamington Spa was noted as a particular area of concern, according to the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association.

Blind people avoid leaving the shopping area this way because there is no distinction between road and pavement, forcing them to walk a long way out of their way, the group said.