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Bournemouth beach this afternoon. <br />
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A major incident has today been declared after police and the local council in Bournemouth became overrun by hundreds of thousands of visitors.<br />
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Tobias Ellwood, the MP for Bournemouth East, called on the government to send police reinforcements to Bournemouth where officials have become 'overwhelmed' by the deluge of tourists.<br />
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There have been incidents of illegal parking and camping, littering, anti-social behaviour including drunken fights among beachgoers, and gridlock on roads.<br />
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Some 33 tonnes of litter was removed from the beaches today and traffic wardens issued a record 558 parking tickets.