Labour Action Team’s June Burns warns about dangers of children

Maghull & Lydiate Labour Action Team’s June Burns at the electricity substation where the security fence has been vandalised on Coronation Road in Lydiate.

 

Lydiate Labour Action Team's June Burns said children are putting their lives at risk by trespassing on a potentially dangerous substation in the village.

The Labour Action Team has discovered that the electricity substation on Coronation Road has been vandalised.

Wooden panels barring access to the box have been vandalised, leaving the station open.

Nearby residents say children are getting in and playing on the station, despite the presence of large 'Danger of Death' signs.

Lydiate Labour Action Team member June Burns is urging young people not to play on or near electricity substations.

June said: "These substations can be very dangerous. That is why they are fenced off. The children who are playing in the substation clearly don't know just how dangerous they are.

"There are clearly signs on there showing just how dangerous the station is. The 'Danger of Death' sign clearly illustrates how dangerous it is. But the young people who are breaking in don't seem to be paying any attention.

"My fear is that it will take a tragedy for them to learn. I don't want to see any young person injured, or God forbid, killed because they've trespassed on a substation.

"I ask all parents to have a chat with their children about the dangers of substations and urge them not to go near them."

Maghull & Lydiate Labour Action Team’s June Burns at the electricity substation where the security fence has been vandalised on Coronation Road in Lydiate.June has reported the vandalism and called on Scottish Power Manweb to ensure that the fence is repaired.

June said: "I hope that young people get the message that they are dicing with their lives by playing on this substation, but if they don't we need to ensure that the fencing is in place to keep the facility as safe and secure as can possibly be.

"I have contacted Scottish Power Manweb to ask them to make the relevant repairs to the fence.

"Not only are these young people putting themselves in great danger, but they are also trespassing, so they risk falling foul of the law.

"For their safety, I would urge anyone who sees incidents of trespassing at any substation in the area, to contact the police immediately."