Another local resident said: ‘It was like the Wild West. Later into the evening, once the alcohol had kicked in, all you could hear was glass smashing and shouting and yelling.’
David Morley, the chairman of the Sandbanks Community Group, said: ‘They were sixth formers celebrating the end of term. They were mostly well behaved but then the drink started to take its toll and it got a bit more out of control.
‘Thank goodness the police were there. People were really shocked to see that kind of behaviour in a quiet neighbourhood.’
A fight breaks out outside the Tesco as police drive past in the road. Assistant Chief Constable Sam de Reya, of Dorset Police, said: ‘This incident involved a large number of people and we had to deploy specialist units, including the dog section, to the scene to assist in dispersing the group’
He said the litter left behind was ‘horrendous’, adding: ‘There was mountains of it scattered all over the beach.’
Environmental campaigner Oly Rush was on the beach at dawn yesterday (Fri). He said: ‘Right up and down the beach there was broken glass, beer cans and bottles that had just been left like at a festival site.
‘A lot of it was already in the sea after the tide had come in.
‘After it had been cleared up it, two big bins were full and there was about 20 bags of rubbish left next to them.
‘There is no excuse for it but once people see one person leave their litter behind they think it is ok to do the same.’
Assistant Chief Constable Sam de Reya, of Dorset Police, said: ‘This incident involved a large number of people and we had to deploy specialist units, including the dog section, to the scene to assist in dispersing the group.
‘The pandemic is not over and large numbers of people gathering together increases the risk of spreading Covid-19.
‘Not only was this in breach Covid-19 legislation, there were reports of criminal and public order offences, which unnecessarily drew on a significant amount of police resources.’
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