POLICE have issued a further warning about swimming at the Gullet Quarry after people were seen in the water again on Saturday.

The quarry, in the Malvern Hills off Castlemorton Common, was the scene of two deaths within a few days in the summer of 2013.

Two young men drowned in separate incidents after having got into difficulties in the lake.

On Thursday last week, police officers based in Ledbury issued a warning after people were seen using inflatables in the lake.

And the warning was repeated on Saturday after people were again seen in the water.

A spokesman for the West mercia force said: "Numbers of people have been in the water, which is dangerous. Please act responsibly when you are at the quarry.

"Two young people died at this quarry within a week of each other."

As well as police, fire fighters and officers of the Malvern Hills Trust (formerly the Conservators) were present of Saturday to dissuade people from entering the water.

Swimming in the lake is illegal under the trust's bye-laws, and offenders can be prosecuted.

This well-known beauty spot is visited by walkers and picnickers but on hot summer days people can be tempted to cool off in the water, despite the many signs that warn of the danger and to keep out.

Following the fatalities in 2013, the trust commissioned the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents to produce a report on safety at the quarry.

Their report contained a number of recommendations for physical safety measures on site. As a result the trust have erected fencing, installed new signage and planted thorny vegetation to act as a barrier.

Trust Chef executive Duncan Bridges said: "The majority of fatalities at the quarry have been young men and we know that males between the ages of 14 and 25 are the most likely to come and swim."