Police are choosing not to enforce a new law protecting children from people smoking in cars, figures suggest.

Legislation introduced in October 2015 makes it illegal to smoke in a vehicle carrying someone who is under 18.

At the time the new law was hailed as “a landmark in protecting children from second hand smoke”.

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