BCP Council is making "urgent attempts" to speak to organisers of an art installation that will feature people pretending to suffocate on Bournemouth beach.

Stephanie Lane, a London-based artist, specialises in creating images using artificial intelligence and says she is putting on the show this weekend.

Her latest installation will feature the “plight of trawler caught fish” on Bournemouth beach before a worldwide release.

The show falls almost exactly on the anniversary of an incident where two children drowned in the sea off Bournemouth beach.

On May 31, 2023, 12-year-old Sunnah Khan and 17-year-old Joe Abbess got into difficulty while swimming near Bournemouth Pier and drowned.

Another eight casualties were pulled from the water and treated at the scene for non life-threatening injuries.

Sunnah, from Buckinghamshire, was described as an "angel" and a popular student, while "exceptional" trainee chef Joe, from Southampton, was described as "brilliant and genuine".

After discovering about the event BCP Council contacted the Echo with a statement that says: "We have not been contacted by the artist or provided permission for any installation.

"We are making urgent attempts to speak with them so that we can understand their plans and discuss the sensitivities around what they may be intending to do.”

Readers were left angry by the proposed event and took to social media to share their feelings.

One person write: "A rather disrespectful action on the part of the artist and those allowing it.

"It could highlight the problem, but could be done on a different beach.

"Think of the families that lost their youngsters there last year."

Three pre-inquest reviews have been scheduled, before a final inquest hearing that is due to begin on September 23, 2024.

The feature on Bournemouth beach is currently due to be showcased at 1pm on Sunday, May 26.