West Lothian cops issue summer quarry warning

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STEER clear of quarries this summer is the message from local police.

The advice follows a number of incidents where people have taken risks at the sand dunes at Levenseat Quarry near Fauldhouse, Bathgate.

The lagoon has also been used for swimming which is dangerous, as it is heavily silted and swimmers could become stuck and drown.

Inspector Stephen Elliot from the West Lothian Community Safety Unit said: “We are working with the owners of the quarry to deter people from being tempted to stray into these very dangerous sites. As a result of this, signs will be put up at Levenseat Quarry, and security on site will be increased.

“We are appealing to the public to be mindful of the very real dangers that exist in these kind of sites, and would urge them to avoid them completely. If anyone is aware of people using quarries as playgrounds to report it to police on 0131 311 3131.”