Now the coronavirus cops who stalked walkers with drones ruin picturesque ‘blue lagoon’ by filling it with Black Dye to stop Instagrammers posing for snaps
Police have dumped black dye into a picturesque blue lagoon in the Peak District to stop Instagrammers posing for snaps during the coronavirus lockdown.
Derbyshire Police, who last week tracked dog walkers and ramblers through the hillsides with drones, had been informed that people were continuing to congregate beside the water near Harpur Hill, Buxton.
In a Facebook post Buxton safer neighbourhood policing team said: ‘No doubt this is due to the picturesque location and the lovely weather (for once) in Buxton. However, the location is dangerous and this type of gathering is in contravention of the current instruction of the UK Government.
‘With this in mind, we have attended the location this morning and used water dye to make the water look less appealing.’
However, dyeing the lagoon may backfire and make it even more appealing for Instagrammers looking for unusual snaps.
It comes after the same police force were accused of going over the top in their enforcement of the government’s new ‘stay indoors’ rules to protect against the deadly coronavirus.
The post drew ire from nearby residents who accused the local police force of using an over-aggressive strategy since the outbreak.