Somersham frozen lake danger

FEARS have been raised after children were seen playing on a frozen lake in Somersham.Police received a call from a member of the public on Sunday (January 10) concerned after seeing a group of youngsters playing on a lake at The Trundle.Officers attend

FEARS have been raised after children were seen playing on a frozen lake in Somersham.

Police received a call from a member of the public on Sunday (January 10) concerned after seeing a group of youngsters playing on a lake at The Trundle.

Officers attended the scene but the children had left the area. Tyre tracks were seen across scene as if a bike had been ridden across the lake.

PC Les Elmer, from the Huntingdon neighbourhood policing team, said: "We are growing increasingly concerned with the reports of children playing on frozen lakes.


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"As tempting as it is for them to play on the ice, they risk falling in if it cracks.

"I would ask parents to tell their children of the dangers. If a child falls in, at best it will prompt a dangerous rescue attempt by emergency services and at worst we could be dealing with a child's death.

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