Warning About frozen Lakes And Ponds To Parents And Children Of Market Harborough
23rd December 2009
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This is a message to all watch members and Key Individuals from Harborough Police.

Leicestershire Police are warning youngsters and their parents of the potentially deadly consequences of playing on frozen lakes or ponds.

It comes after officers in Beaumont Leys were called to an area of frozen water off Bennion Road yesterday morning (Monday December 21st ) following reports of three boys walking on the ice. The youngsters were spoken to by officers and reminded of the dangers of their actions.

Sergeant Andrew Smith from Beaumont Leys Local Policing Unit said: “Every year we hear of tragedies where someone has fallen through the ice and drowned. Under no circumstances should children be playing on frozen ponds or lakes, you can never tell how much weight the ice can hold, and by the time you do it could be too late. You could also be putting other peoples lives at risk if they have to try and rescue you.”

Please pass this message on to as many people as possible – your help is appreciated.

Henry Whatley (7729)
Community Initiatives Coordinator
Harborough Police

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