Parks and tourist sites attracted large numbers of visitors over the bank holiday weekend, despite some calls to stay away.

The aftermath has left some beauty spots littered with soiled nappies, food packaging, and glass bottles.

One photo from Apedale Country Park shows bottles on the ground and over in the Staffordshire Moorlands, a used nappy was dumped at Deep Hayes Country Park near Cheddleton.

Similar scenes were found in Smithpool Park in Fenton, Holden Lane Pool in Sneyd Green, Hanley's Central Forest Park, and other areas.

Police have now urged people to be more respectful of the environmenteven though most public toilets are closed and bins are overflowing.

A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: "Please remember that our parksare beauty spots and are there to be enjoyed, and be looked afterwhilst you are taking your daily exercise."

It follows a tweet from Derby Parks who say since lockdown restrictions were eased, littering has increased.

Meanwhile, calls were echoed in Broxtowe, Nottinghamshire. In a tweet the borough council said: "Please remember to put any rubbish in the bin to help keep Broxtowe clean and green."

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