Police remove teen quarry trespassers
A GROUP of 30 teenagers were escorted away from a deadly quarry as police took action to keep trespassers away.
As during recent bouts of hot weather, officers were sent to patrol the water in Appley Bridge when temperatures soared throughout last week.
But crowds continued to visit the private property to use as a picnic spot or attempt to cool down in the deep water. On Thursday, the group of 30 youths were told to leave the area and escorted to a train station so they could return to Merseyside.
In order to tackle the continuing problem, the force also issued a dispersal order giving officers the power to tell anyone to leave the area or face arrest.
Two lives have been lost in the quarry in the last 21 years and those entering it face the threat of cold water shock.
As they were forced to move the teens from the area, police warned parents to discourage their children from visiting the site.
Sgt Darren Carr added: “We are working with British Transport Police to deter people from attending the quarry but do you know where your teenagers are, could they be putting themselves in such danger?”
Police at the quarry at Appley Bridge