A police investigation has been launched after hundred of beach goers took part in what appears to be a “mass brawl.”
Police were called out to Ogmore By Sea near Bridgend in South Wales at around 8pm on Thursday evening, over reports of a “large gathering and a disturbance taking place.”
It's been so peaceful the last few weeks at Ogmore By Sea. They open the car parks and mass brawls happen 🙈 what is going on! pic.twitter.com/xgPGLZMLMX
— Kelly Holmes (@kellyjayholmes) June 25, 2020
Police arrested two men in their 20s, and the crowd was dispersed, and the council were ordered by the police to close the car park by the beach.
Again, at around 10:50pm police were called out a second time as the crowd had returned back to the beach.
South Wales Police spokesman said, “As yet no victims have been identified nor come forward.”
He added, “We are aware of videos circulating on social media of the incident and enquiries are ongoing.”
Health Secretary Matt Hancock has warned that beaches will be closed if the public continue to flout social distancing guidelines.
I’m glad the people in Bridgend have ‘good old British common sense’ to take part in a mass brawl.
— Jamie Bolton (@JamieBolton) June 25, 2020
Speaking on Talk Radio, Hancock was asked if he will consider closing some beaches, he said, “Well, we do have that power.”
He tweeted, “Covid-19 has gone down due to the efforts of everyone but is still in general circulation.
“If we do not follow social distancing guidance then cases will rise again.
“Naturally people will want to enjoy the sun, but we need to do so in a way that is safe for all.”