Officers from Exmouth Police were called to Orcombe Point (Image: Exmouth Police)
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Police have issued a stark warning to visitors after they were forced to throw 100 drunken yobs off a beach in Devon.
Officers from Exmouth Police were called to Orcombe Point following complaints of anti-social behaviour on Saturday.
The rowdy mob were then dispersed, and police are now warning others to behave when visiting the area during high temperatures, Devon Live reports.
In a statement on their Facebook, a spokesperson for Exmouth Police said: ''On Saturday late afternoon, around 100 drunken youths were seen causing a disturbance on the beach below Orcombe Point. Police officers attended and youths were dispersed.
''Exmouth currently has a public space protection order (PSPO) in parts of the town.
The rowdy mob were dispersed and police are warning others to behave when they visit
''East Devon District Council are currently running a consultation process to extend the PSPO to cover the beach and seafront. The PSPO restricts certain activities linked to anti-social behaviour […]
''We welcome all visitors to the town but would like to remind people to behave appropriately.
''We don’t want to stop people from having fun but please take your litter home, use the toilets provided and drink responsibly.''
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A spokesperson for Devon and Cornwall Police added: ''A Section 35 Dispersal Order of the Antisocial Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act was authorised for Exmouth seafront, following concerns of the anti-social behaviour."
Police were called to Exmouth beach amid reports of a large group of 'drunken youths' causing a disturbance.
They found roughly 100 youngsters behaving anti-socially and took action to disperse them. No one was arrested, officers said.
A day at the seaside in Southend erupted into a 10-man brawl on Sunday
(Image: Your Southend Facebook)
It is not the first time the hot weather has caused tempers to flare.
On Sunday, a day at the seaside in Southend erupted into a 10-man brawl and several deckchairs were thrown.
The seafront scenes shocked onlookers as men also threw tables at the Essex tourist hotspot.
Moment yobs hurl deckchairs in 10-man mass brawl on UK beach as temperatures hit 28C
The group appeared to have been enjoying their drinks at seafront cafe Pebbles One when someone saw red.
Witnesses said they were upset that children and families had to see the fight, which came on the day England played Croatia in the Euros 2020 tournament.
The Your Southend group posted the video to their Facebook site, saying: "The seafront was packed with thousands of people when the incident happened, including families with children.
"The fight, involving around 10 men, reportedly took place in the area around the Pebbles One cafe on the beach.
"Police are continuing to increase their patrols along the seafront as the hot weather brings more visitors into the town."
Chief Inspector Ian Hughes, District Commander for Southend, warned: “For anyone who thinks they can come to Essex, to our towns and beaches, and commit crime, violence or anti-social behaviour, you can’t and if you do, you can expect a visit from us as we simply will not tolerate it.”