On 12th December 2022
Michael says “With the tragic news that 3 children aged 8, 10, and 11 have died and another is in a critical condition after they fell through ice at Babbs Mill Lake near Solihull yesterday, children should be warned of the danger of playing on ice on the pools, rivers, and canals in and around Staffordshire.
“I am particularly conscious of the pools in Lichfield, Chasewater, Blithbury and the many canals and rivers in my constituency. Parents and guardians should make sure their children are aware of these dangers and schools may have a rôle to play too. With climate change meaning hotter summers and colder winters, children need to be aware of water danger.”