RUBBISH was left strewn across the beach after thousands of people enjoyed the hottest day of the year in Bournemouth.

Litter piled up next to over-flowing bins appeared to have been scattered around overnight by seagulls.

Now a resident has called on BCP Council to arrange for bins to be emptied later, after most people have gone home.

The woman, who does not wish to be named, said: "I was at Branksome Chine early Saturday morning and was shocked to see the amount of rubbish spilled over onto the beach and prom.

"It was quite clear that nearly all of it was placed by the side of the bins due to the bins being full and then the bags had been pulled apart by gulls. This was repeated the whole way from Branksome Chine to Bournemouth Pier and could also be seen in the opposite direction. Beach goers had clearly tried to do their bit."

She said she believes the litter may also be harmful to the gulls and added: "Some of this rubbish will also have been blown into the sea overnight creating a negative impact on our seas.

"Wouldn't it be amazing if everyone could leave only footprints or tracks in the sand. What's the difficulty in taking your own rubbish home especially if the bins are full? Maybe think twice about what you bring to the beach in the first place."