English beaches packed despite Covid-19 social distancing plea

Tens of thousands descend on south coast on hottest day of the year

Tens of thousands of people descended on beaches on the south coast of England on the hottest day of the year, prompting some local authorities to plead with people to stay away so that social distancing could be maintained.

While many parts of the north of England were facing a fresh lockdown, stretches of beaches at Bournemouth, Poole and Brighton were packed.

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