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Police have released photos of 15 men they want to speak to after deckchairs were thrown during a mass brawl on a UK beach.

The incident happened in Marine Parade, Southend-on-Sea, on Sunday, with video of the brawl shared on social media.

An investigation has now been launched and police are appealing to speak with several men in connection with the clip, Essex Live reports.

The scenes shocked onlookers as the men threw chairs and even tables at the Essex tourist hotspot.

Witnesses said they were upset their children and families had to see the fight, which came on the day England played Croatia in the Euros.

Police are appealing for information
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The Your Southend group posted the video to their Facebook site, saying: "We were sent this shocking video of a fight between two groups of men on Southend seafront, which reportedly happened today.

"A number of deckchairs, tables and glass bottles were thrown during the altercation.

"The seafront was packed with thousands of people when the incident happened, including families with children.

The brawl erupted in Southend-on-Sea
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During the incident, deckchairs were thrown
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"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.

"Officers carried out a number of successful stop checks on people and vehicles over the weekend, as well as aiming to deter anti-social behaviour with their visible presence."

Officers also want to speak to this man
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A video of the brawl was published on social media
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Chief Inspector Ian Hughes, District Commander for Southend, said: Our officers were out in force over the weekend helping people and keeping you safe.

“While the vast majority of people enjoyed the Southend sunshine safely there were, sadly, a few who attempted to spoil it for everyone else.

The fight happened at the weekend
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Officers are working to identify the men
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The brawl happened in front of shocked onlookers
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“Officers are working hard to identify those involved and as part of our enquiries we want to speak to speak to the 15 men pictured.

“If you recognise any of the men pictured or have information about who they are please contact us.

“If you are one of those pictured, please get in touch and speak to us.”

People who saw the video online were shocked
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Officers also want to speak to this man
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Anyone who has information about the men involved in the brawl has been asked to contact police
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Those who saw the video on Facebook said they were horrified.

Alexa Horner McMonagle said: "A complete embarrassment. The sun comes out/there's beer and they lose their minds."

You can also give police information anonymously
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Officers are also looking for information about this man
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Many sunseekers were looking at the fight
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Jennifer Wright said: "People should not be allowed to drink if they act like this.

"My mum and dad moved me and my brother away from London to get away from all this almost 30 years ago."

If you have any information that can help police identify these individuals, contact Southend CID on 101 quoting the crime reference number 42/113918/21.

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can also speak to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit https://crimestoppers-uk.org/.