BUXTON, England: A rural British police force has bemused the public with unusual responses to the coronavirus crisis including dyeing a lagoon black to dissuade people from going there and flying drones over a remote beauty spot to shame walkers. Officers based in Buxton, a small town in Derbyshire in central England, said on Facebook that they had received reports of people congregating by the water which fills a deep hole in a disused quarry. The spot is known to locals as “the Blue Lagoon” for the Caribbean-like shade of the water. READ: UK to use firefighters to deliver food, collect bodies in coronavirus crisis “The location is dangerous and this type of gathering is in contravention of the current instruction of the UK Government,” the police said in a post on Wednesday. They said they had used water dye to make the lagoon look less appealing, a tactic employed in the past to keep people away. The post included a series of striking images of sunlit blue water with patches of black, looking as if ink had just been poured into it. The police approach drew a mixed response, with some social media users saying the arresting images risked… Read full this story
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