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2nd Aug, 2021

Police forced to reiterate warning after more people were caught swimming in Gullet Quarry over the weekend

POLICE have reiterated their warning about the dangers of swimming in Malvern’s Gullet Quarry.

It comes after officers had to speak to people on Sunday at the site – four people were swimming and another 32 others were over the barriers.

The county enjoyed a heatwave over the weekend but despite the warm weather there have been countless warnings about the quarry and the dangers of swimming in the open water there.

Last month council chiefs announced they had drawn up plans for a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) to prevent people swimming at the quarry which has claimed the lives of a number of people in the last decade.

Several swimmers have died at the site in the past few years, including an incident in 2013 when two lives were lost.

Swimmers could also face fines and court action for failing to hand over alcohol when asked to do so by a police officer.

A consultation was launched about the proposal – that has now ended and the answers from the public and interested parties are now being considered.

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