Derby

Kirk Hallam Lake games death warning issued

Young children playing on a frozen lake in Derbyshire have been warned they are putting themselves and other people in danger.

Police said a number of youngsters had been spotted on top of Kirk Hallam Lake over the past few days.

Officers visited the nearby Hallam Fields Junior School to spell out the dangers to pupils.

Anyone who spots children on the lake is asked to contact police.

PC Louise Stevenson said: "We cannot stress enough the danger youngsters are putting themselves in.

"It is serious for the individual and anyone who may attempt to rescue them as freezing water can be a matter of life or death within minutes.

"We need to hear about if anyone is seen playing on this lake or any other large areas of frozen water."

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