Market Bosworth police officers issue plea to stay out of dangerous Markfield quarry with ‘huge’ water depths and ‘hidden’ hazards inside

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 28 March 2022

MARKET BOSWORTH police officers have issued a plea to residents to stay out of the Hill Hole Quarry in Markfield, after receiving reports of people using the quarry as a ‘swimming pool’.

Hill Hole Quarry, Markfield (Image: Google Maps)

Three days ago (25 March), a spokesperson for the Market Bosworth Beat Team took to the force’s Facebook page to tell people to stay from beyond the quarry boundary – and warned of the dangers of the quarry.

They stated that the water depths are ‘huge’ and that it can be very difficult to get out, as a result of the ‘steep’ faces.

The post continued: “The water is also very cold and the hidden dangers are immense.

“The quarry contains hidden hazards such as weeds and reeds which you would not see from the surface.

“Not too mention the hidden sharp rocks and other sharp rusty objects potentially lurking beneath the surface.

It concluded: “Jumping from the rocks also puts people in serious danger.

“Please stay away from beyond the quarry boundary – the boundary is there for a reason and the signs are also self explanatory.”

Officers from the force have stressed that they are to ‘up’ their patrols in the are.

People are being encouraging to report any incidents of others using the quarry past the fenced off boundary, by calling the non-emergency police number of 101, or 999 in an emergency.

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