THREE people were arrested on suspicion of causing a public nuisance after they had to be rescued after climbing the Bournemouth Big Wheel last night.

Dorset Police were called at 10.29pm to a report of people climbing the Ferris Wheel at the Pier Approach in Bournemouth. 

They arrived to assist the fire service which sent crews from four local stations, including Southbourne, Redhill, Westbourne and Poole, who used an aerial ladder platform to pluck the people to safety. 

Dorset Police said: "An 18-year-old man from Harrow in London, a 20-year-old man from Aldershot in Hampshire and a 19-year-old woman from Walton-on-Thames in Surrey have been arrested on suspicion of causing a public nuisance and are assisting officers with their enquiries."

Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "If you go up the Bournemouth Ferris wheel without paying you will attract attention."