Bath River Avon path safety railings installation begins

River Avon, Bath, towpath
Image caption The stretch of towpath along the River Avon in Bath has seen four men fall into the water and drown in the past year

Work has begun to install new safety railings on a path alongside a stretch of the River Avon in Bath where four men have drowned in the past year.

The Avon coroner ordered a safety audit after the deaths on the river by the downward slope from Green Park Road.

Bath and North East Somerset Council said it has spent £500,000 on safety works since 2011, with £200,000 earmarked for further improvements.

The authority said the work includes a new vandal proof life buoy system.

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