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25 Jun 2020

Major incident declared as thousands descend on Bournemouth beach

The Chief Medical Officer for England has warned people trying to enjoy this hot glorious sunshine that they must continue following social distancing rules or risk a rise in coronavirus cases.

His warning came as a major incident was declared in three Dorset towns as thousands of people flock to beaches – on what has been the hottest day of the year so far.

Police and council leaders have pleaded with people to stay away – saying the irresponsible behaviour of some people was “shocking”.