DRONE pictures show people social distancing on Southend seafront.

Firm Air Fly Drone Solutions has been out getting aerial shots of the seafront as people came out to make the most of the sunny weather.

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Despite concerns from residents about the safety of such big numbers coming to the seafront, the pictures show beachgoers spaced out.

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Southend Council have drafted in security staff to ensure the beach is protected and people are keeping their distance.

The council have urged people to "think twice" before coming to the town.

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Andy Barnes, of Air Fly Drone Solutions, said: "The pictures show packed beaches although people do seem to be social distancing so coping with restrictions and being sensible.

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"Southend Council out in force to help which seemed good.

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"A really nice touch was despite being shut and taking no money, Adventure Island doing their bit with openeing up toilets and cleaning facilities to the public and putting security on to help the public."

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