Police warn visitors to stay away as Derbyshire beauty spots see bank holiday rush

It's a Bank Holiday weekend when many of us might normally spend some time away, whether here in the Midlands or further afield.

But, the coronavirus pandemic means these are anything but normal times and some of the region's most popular tourist destinations are urging us all to stay away.

Police say tourists are failing to heed warnings to stay away fromthe Peak District as the beauty spot becomes busier during the hotweather.

Photos show long lines of parked cars, piles of rubbish and burnt-outbarbecues in parts of Derbyshire after lockdown restrictions were eased.

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Credit: BPM Media

In the Manifold Valley, a huge amount of litter and charred barbecueswere left behind by visitors last weekend.

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Our reporter Rajiv Popat has been asking people who were out and about in Matlock Bath what they thought about police and councils urging people to stay away.