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Rutland Water Nature Reserve stays closed as police issue two fines to those breaching covid regulations

Police have issued fines to people camping at a closed nature reserve.

There were two separate incidents of people camping and lighting fires at Rutland Water Nature Reserve yesterday (Sunday, March 21) and police issued fines as a result.

Rutland Water Nature Reserve, including the Lyndon Visitor Centre, will stay closed until after the Easter break to comply with Government guidance.

A spokesman for Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust, which manages the reserve, said incidents of anti-social behaviour would "not be tolerated".

He added: "Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions Rutland Water Nature Reserve, including Lyndon Visitor Centre and Nature Reserve will remain closed to all visitors until after the Easter break.

"We appreciate this is disappointing but hope you understand our need to comply with Government guidelines.

"We are aiming to reopen for visitors and welcome everyone back to this special place on April 12.

"In the meantime those interested in the local wildlife can view our wonderful ospreys online via our new webcam by visiting www.lrwt.org.uk/rutlandospreys.”

Last week, Maya and 33 (11), the star ospreys, returned to the nature reserve.

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