A 'major incident' has been declared in Bournemouth after thousands of people flocked to the beach.
It has already been declared the hottest day of the year with temperatures reaching up to 32C in some places.
And plenty of people have been using the time to bask in the summer sun before the thunderstorms arrive into the weekend.
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole council said it had no choice but to declare a major incident as thousands of sunseekers flocked to beaches amid the heatwave and current social distancing measures.
Assistant Chief Constable Sam de Reya, of Dorset Police, said: “These are unprecedented times and we are urging people to stay away from the area of Bournemouth Beach and other Dorset beaches.
“The declaration of a major incident allows us to bring agencies together so we can take actions available to us to safeguard the public as much as possible.”
She urged people to take personal responsibility and “think twice” before coming to the area.
Manchester Evening News - 25/06/2020
Police have been attacked by demonstrators in central London, where thousands gathered despite warnings to avoid protests.
Groups including some far-right activists congregated in the capital, claiming they were protecting statues from anti-racism activists.
Boris Johnson said "racist thuggery has no place on our streets" after officers were seen being punched and kicked.
Some peaceful anti-racism protests also took place in London and across the UK.
The Met Police had placed restrictions on several groups intending to protest, including having to finish at 17:00 BST, following violent scenes last weekend.
However, pockets of protesters remained on the streets of central London after the official cut-off.