Police warning as youths spotted in Ardsley Reservoir and Woodlesford Locks following spate of water deaths

Young people have been spotted swimming in open waters today despite a spate of deaths in recent days.

Wednesday, 21st July 2021, 5:37 pm
Updated Wednesday, 21st July 2021, 5:40 pm

Officers from the Leeds South Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) reported seeing people in both in Ardsley Reservoir and Woodlesford Locks today (Wednesday).

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Young people were spotted in the water at Ardsley Reservoir.

A post on the Leeds South NPT Facebook page read: "There were clear signs that groups have been present leaving litter and flotation items behind.

"When officers attended today, some youths were actually in the water.

Police found a float while on patrol.

"We are also receiving information that youths are jumping over the bridge and are being carried by the weir.

"We can not make our message any clearer.....Stay out of the water for your own safety!"

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