Council fights order to seal mine entrances: full report

A parish council in Cornwall is fighting a demand to seal off abandoned mines on a beach where a young holidaymaker died.

Eleven year old Eleanor Clarke fell down a mine shaft at Perranporth Beach two years ago.

The council risks criminal prosecution if it ignores the order from Cornwall Council. It argues it has already put in adequate safety measures.

Our Cornwall correspondent Steve Hardy reports:

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Perranporth Beach Mine Shafts

A parish council in Cornwall is fighting a demand to seal off abandoned mines on a beach where a young holidaymaker died.