COVIDIOT campers pitch their tents just a few feet from the edge of a crumbling 150ft cliff-top.
The group set up near an unstable sandstone ledge from which 600 tons of rock slid in January.
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Covidiot campers pitched their tents near the edge of a crumbling cliffCredit: ©Graham Hunt
The group set up camp just a few feet from the edge of the 150ft cliff-topCredit: ©Graham Hunt
Immediately below them were the remnants of the huge rockfall which saw boulders the size of cars slip from the top of the delicate sandstone cliff.
They ignored signs warning visitors to keep to the South West Coast Path at Burton Bradstock in Dorset.
The group of campers also defied lockdown rules by erecting the two tents near the edge of the cliff.
A spokesman for Dorset police said: “We received a report of people camping in two tents in the area of Cliff Road in Burton Bradstock, in breach of Covid-19 restrictions.
“Officers attended at around 1.30pm and gave words of advice to the occupants, who confirmed they were leaving imminently.
Immediately below the cliff were the remnants of a huge rockfallCredit: ©Graham Hunt
“We would urge people to continue to comply with the Covid-19 regulations that are in place.
“Our officers will continue to be out in our commnunities – engaging, explaining and encouraging people to act responsibly.
“We will take enforcement action where necessary.”
They ignored signs warning visitors to keep to the South West Coast Path at Burton Bradstock in DorsetCredit: ©Graham Hunt
600 tons of rock slid from the unstable sandstone ledge in JanuaryCredit: ©Graham Hunt
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