Police hunt for 15 men after deckchairs and tables thrown in mass brawl on beach

Police have released photos of 15 men they want to speak to after deckchairs were thrown during a mass brawl on a UK beach.

The incident happened in Marine Parade, Southend-on-Sea, on Sunday, with video of the brawl shared on social media.

An investigation has now been launched and police are appealing to speak with several men in connection with the clip.

The scenes shocked onlookers as the men threw chairs and even tables at the Essex tourist hotspot.

Witnesses said they were upset their children and families had to see the fight, which came on the day England played Croatia in the Euros.

The Your Southend group posted the video to their Facebook site, saying: “We were sent this shocking video of a fight between two groups of men on Southend seafront, which reportedly happened today.

“A number of deckchairs, tables and glass bottles were thrown during the altercation.

“The seafront was packed with thousands of people when the incident happened, including families with children.

“The fight, involving around 10 men, reportedly took place in the area around the Pebbles One cafe on the beach.

“Police are continuing to increase their patrols along the seafront as the hot weather brings more visitors into the town.

“Officers carried out a number of successful stop checks on people and vehicles over the weekend, as well as aiming to deter anti-social behaviour with their visible presence.”

Chief Inspector Ian Hughes, District Commander for Southend, said: “ Our officers were out in force over the weekend helping people and keeping you safe.

“While the vast majority of people enjoyed the Southend sunshine safely there were, sadly, a few who attempted to spoil it for everyone else.

“Officers are working hard to identify those involved and as part of our enquiries we want to speak to speak to the 15 men pictured.

“If you recognise any of the men pictured or have information about who they are please contact us.

“If you are one of those pictured, please get in touch and speak to us.”

Jennifer Wright said: “People should not be allowed to drink if they act like this.

“My mum and dad moved me and my brother away from London to get away from all this almost 30 years ago.”