Police warn of quarry danger

CHILDREN and their parents are being warned about the danger of playing in and around quarries.

Police from Calderdale’s lower valley neighbourhood policing team have joined a national safety campaign to highlight the risks of the rock mines.

Sergeant Dean Maddocks said: “Sadly there have been a number of tragic deaths, nationally, of young people who have entered quarry sites and used them as a play ground.

“Calderdale has a relatively high number of quarries and we are urging parents to advise their children not go go onto any such sites.”

To find out more about the quarry safety campaign, visit www.mineralproducts.uk