Kids are ‘risk­ing their lives’ at derelict mill

Macclesfield Express - - LIGHTNING SPECIAL - STU­ART GREER

CHIL­DREN have been caught on cam­era risk­ing their lives at a derelict mill.

A PCSO from Mac­cles­field Po­lice spot­ted a group of teenage boys and girls at Lower Hayes Mill, home to the for­mer Bar­racks Fab­rics, on Black Lane, Mac­cles­field.

The shock­ing pho­to­graph shows the group balanc­ing on a wall above the roof of one of the build­ings.

The im­age was posted on the Mac­cles­field Po­lice’s twit­ter with a stark warn­ing: ‘ The risks here are end­less not only for these youths, but for the ser­vices that would have to res­cue them #think’.

Po­lice have con­firmed that none of the teenagers were ar­rested for tres­pass­ing but they were spo­ken to by the PCSO about the dan­gers.

The site, known to chil­dren as ‘the bomb house’, has been a derelict eye­sore since 2004 when fire ripped through the build­ings.

It was tar­geted again by ar­son­ists in 2013.

The seven-hectare site has been the fo­cus of sev- eral failed de­vel­op­ment bids, in­clud­ing a Tesco’s su­per­mar­ket in 2012.

How­ever, there is fresh hope for the site with plans for a £13m re­tail park pro­posed by Castle­more Se­cu­ri­ties Lim­ited.

●● Mac­cles­field Po­lice tweeted this im­age of chil­dren play­ing on the for­mer Bar­racks Mill site

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