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A major incident has been declared in Bournemouth after thousands of people descended on the area's beaches as temperatures soared.
Council leaders say the numbers of people flooding the seaside in the last two days are "like those seen on a bank holiday".
Bournemouth Council said people had "defied advice to stay away" and left services struggling to cope.
Visitors swarmed to Britain's beaches as the country sweltered in its two hottest days of the year so far, peaking at 32.6C (90.68F) yesterday and 33.3°C (91.94F) today, both recorded at Heathrow Airport.
The influx of beachgoers has caused "widespread" problems with illegal parking, "excessive" littering, gridlock on roads and anti-social behaviour, Bournemouth Council said.
There were a number of reported incidents of fights and excessive alcohol use, while cleaning crews received "abuse and intimidation" as they attempted to empty overflowing bins on the seafront.
The council said it has issued 558 parking fines - its highest number on record - and responded to numerous reports of parked cars causing an obstruction.
Bournemouth Council leader Vikki Slade said: "We are absolutely appalled at the scenes witnessed on our beaches, particularly at Bournemouth and Sandbanks, in the last 24-48 hours.
"The irresponsible behaviour and actions of so many people is just shocking and our services are stretched to the absolute hilt trying to keep everyone safe. We have had no choice now but to declare a major incident and initiate an emergency response."
A multi-agency emergency response is now co-ordinating resources across the area to tackle the issues.
Additional police patrols have been brought in, security has been put in place to protect refuse workers and additional parking enforcement has been implemented.