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“Why not?” Brits in Bournemouth explain why they hit the beach despite UK COVID-19 lockdown.

A major incident was declared yesterday in Bournemouth as thousands hit the beach to enjoy the hottest day of the year so far.

Thousands of Brits squeezed onto the sand as temperatures reached 33.4C.

Roads leading to the coast were gridlocked, cars were dumped at the roadside and tons of litter was left strewn across the popular resort.

The Sun asked Brits there on the day why they'd decide to hit the beach despite the ongoing global pandemic.

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