FOUR men have been reported for a "blatant" breach of Covid restrictions after a party in a Bournemouth restaurant.

Police were called to premises in Seamoor Road, Westbourne to reports that people were eating inside the restaurant at 7.20pm on Saturday.

Officers attended and a group of men tried to make off, some through a fire escape.

Four men, aged between 19 and 28, from the Poole, Bournemouth and Southampton areas were reported for breaching Covid-19 restrictions.

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A spokesman for Dorset Police said officers will be liaising with the restaurant owner and local authority following the incident.

"We would like to remind everyone that they must stick with the rules and not become complacent or lose sight of why these restrictions are in place – to reduce the spread of the disease, protect the NHS and save lives" said the spokesman.

"Officers are continuing to be out in our communities – engaging, explaining and encouraging people to act responsibly. We will take enforcement action where necessary when there is a clear and blatant breach of the Covid-19 restrictions."