|The sand sculpture|
Police in the United Kingdom, apologized after winning a sandcastle contest with a murder scene.
Police entered the annual Cornwall Beach Games competition, in which people had to come up with a unique creation made with sand.
Police officers created a crime scene with sand at the Perranporth Beach. Although it was unique and creative, many people said it was insensitive as people in the community have lost loved ones at sea.
The officer’s made a naked female murder victim from sand. They used seaweed for hair and a plastic spade was lodged in her back with police tape surrounding the area.
Event organizers found the creation to be very interesting, and the officers from the Devon and Cornwall Police force won the first prize.
“I like a joke as much as the next person, but this is a family beach event,” councilwoman Hannah Toms said. Devon and Cornwall Police have since apologized.
A police spokesperson said: “The sand sculpture competition was entered in good faith and no staff member meant to cause any offense. If any offense has been caused by the nature of the sculpture, this was never intended and we apologize for that.”