Po­lice re­move teen quarry tres­passers

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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

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