PICNICKERS have damaged bins at Mouldon Hill lake by dumping hot disposable barbecues in them.

Police patrolling the beauty spot discovered two bins had caught fire.  

In a warning on social media the force said: "We don’t want to stop people enjoying the hot weather, but please make sure the BBQs are fully out before putting in the bin. This has caused a lot of damage and due to the hot weather could have easily spread."