Young people warned about jumping and throwing bikes into Old River Nene, March

A NEW ‘sport’ in March has been spotted by Cambs Police - young people throwing each other’s bikes into the river.

“Young people are not always aware of the dangers they can place themselves in,” said PCSO Sally Mitchell.

She said police were now warning all young people about jumping into the River Nene, too.

“Officers have recently had to speak to the young people in March who were swimming and jumping in the river,” said PCSO Mitchell.

“None of the young people were wearing any buoyancy aids and although they would see this as just fun, general fooling around, concerns were raised as they started throwing in each other’s push bikes.

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She said: “Rivers can be dangerous places and so can we remind parents to make their children aware of the potential hazards.

“What is in the river? Are you about to land on something that could cut you?

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“It only takes a small amount of liquid to get into your lungs to cause problems.

“The river is used by various boat owners - keep away from their boats and landing area, this is their home.”

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