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Vandals Throw Danger Signs Over Cliffs

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9:04am 25th May 2013
(Updated 9:07am 25th May 2013)

There's concern coastal walkers may unknowingly stray toward danger areas after hazard signs were taken away by vandals.

The Council says a number of warning barriers have been chucked over cliffs at West Weares on Portland.

Coastal Ranger teams say the removal of these signs leaves walkers vulnerable and could lead to serious accident and injury.

Hilary Cox Dorset County Council's cabinet member for environment, said:
 
"Removing these warnings is a pointless act of vandalism.  They are putting themselves and other people at risk of injury or even worse.
 
"These closures apply to a very small amount of the Dorset Coast. Diversions for walkers are in place at most of them, taking a few extra minutes to walk."
 
John Hayes, senior ranger for Dorset County Council, said:
 
"Erosion is a natural, on-going process along this stretch of coast - and is one of the reasons why the Jurassic Coast was designated a World Heritage Site - but people must take care when out and about."
 
You can find out more about path closures and diversions here online ...



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