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Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Safety fears prompt closure of Cumbrian car park

A public car park in west Cumbria has been closed because it potentially poses a risk to safety.

Copeland council has agreed to a police request to shut the South Shore car park in Whitehaven due to erosion.

"The erosion is unpredictable and has accelerated in recent months, so we agreed with the police that public safety was a priority and closed the car park," says a council statement.

The area - largely created from pit spoil - has been a popular recent location for storm watchers, many of whom had driven there and behaved "dangerously," said the council.

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