AVON and Somerset Police have urged the public to not be alarmed if they encounter the force carrying out a planned exercise this weekend.


The police, along with partner agencies, will be taking part in a pre-planned training exercise at Wimbleball Lake, Exmoor on Saturday March, 23.

The exercise will put the emergency services to the test by simulating a major incident, designed to not only measure the response, but see how it can be improved.

Wimbleball Lake itself will be inaccessible for the duration of the day, and nearby footpaths may also be placed under temporary restrictions.

A spokesperson for Avon and Somerset Police said: "The exercise is designed to test and strengthen our response to a major incident and isn't in response to any specific intelligence or threat.

"Members of the public should not be alarmed by any of the activity taking place.

"There will be no public access onto the water of the lake during the day, and some footpaths may be subject to temporary restrictions whilst the emergency responders are working."