During the bitterly cold and icy weather we’d like to take the opportunity to remind to everyone please stay away from open water and do not venture onto ice.

The advice from Doncaster Police and Fire Crews is to stay away from any open water which isn’t overseen by a lifeguard, unless you are with an organised swimming group.

At this time of year, and particularly during this period of cold weather, avoid standing on iced over bodies of water. You don’t know how thick the ice is or how deep the water is below and you could get into serious difficulty if you fall in.