A major incident was declared in Bournemouth today after thousands of people flocked to Britain’s beaches, leaving the emergency services ‘stretched to the absolute hilt’ on the second hottest day of the year in a row. Furious council bosses said they were ‘appalled’ at the scenes on the Dorset coast, blasting the ‘irresponsible behaviour and actions of so many people’ as temperatures hit 91.9F (33.3C) in southern England this afternoon. Police desperately urged people to ‘stay away’ and ‘think twice before heading to the area’, while Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council said 558 parking enforcement fines had been issued – the highest on record. A whopping 33 tonnes of litter has been removed from the beaches today and there has been illegal camping, littering, anti-social behaviour – including drunken fights among beachgoers – and gridlock on the roads. Detectives revealed the chaos caused by a ‘significant volume of people heading to one area’, where some people were so eager to get a good spot that they camped overnight on the beach. Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole council said services were ‘completely overstretched’ as huge crowds of visitors defied advice to stay away. The shocking scenes sparked fury as social distancing became impossible… Read full this story
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