Under-fire police force dyes 'blue lagoon' black to prevent gatherings

Clay Curtis
March 31, 2020

In an unlikely effort to encourage people to stay at home, police in England have started to dump black dye into a "blue lagoon".

On Wednesday, the force said it had chosen to dye the "blue lagoon" in Harpur Hill, Buxton, as gatherings there are "dangerous" and are "in contravention of the current instruction of the UK Government".

The water at the Harpur Hill Quarry near Buxton is what's known for its unique turquoise colour, and has been nicknamed the "Blue Lagoon". No doubt this is due to the picturesque location and the lovely weather (for once!) in Buxton", adding, "However, as things stand, it has never been so important to discourage these types of gatherings, they captioned the pictures on the social networking site.

"The location is unsafe and this type of gathering is in contravention of the current instruction of the UK Government", Officers in Buxton, a small town in Derbyshire in central England, wrote on Facebook.

To prevent tourists from hovering around certain picturesque places in the country, the United Kingdom government came up with a unique and peculiar idea of dyeing the usually turquoise blue water of a Peak District beauty spot black, to stop tourists from visiting that place.

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It continued, "However, the location is risky and this type of gathering is in contravention of the current instruction of the UK Government".

"Signs around the lagoon even warn tourists that the water contains cars, dead animals and trash".

It's not the first time that officers had to add dye to the water to keep people away.

His latest actions did not please the public, who said the police should be "ashamed of themselves". As of Sunday there were at least 19,772 confirmed cases and 1,228 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University. Health Secretary Matt Hancock and Chief Medical Officer Chris Witty were also tested positive. "But we make the right preparation, and the more we all follow the rules, the fewer lives will be lost and the sooner life can return to normal".

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