Brighton beachgoers ignore government quarantine pleas and sit along the ...

Britons are still not heading government warnings to stay at home to help stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus despite the lockdown entering its second week.

People were spotted out and about on the seafront at Brighton, East Sussex, today as police swooped to send them on their way.

Ministers have been accused of sending 'mixed messages' in attempts to encourage the public to alter their routines in the face of the devastating pandemic.

People were spotted out and about on the seafront at Brighton, East Sussex, today as police swooped to send them on their way

People were spotted out and about on the seafront at Brighton, East Sussex, today as police swooped to send them on their way

Two people, with one covering his face with a mask, were seen walking along the bustling promenade in the seaside resort

Two people, with one covering his face with a mask, were seen walking along the bustling promenade in the seaside resort

One man, who was wearing a surgical glove on his right hand but not his left, sat on a concrete block while pigeons swarmed around him

A policeman scolds on woman on the beach

One man, who was wearing a surgical glove on his right hand but not his left, sat on a concrete block while pigeons swarmed around him (left). And a policeman scolds on woman on the beach (right)

Two women had to be scolded by an officer for sitting on the south coast city's pebbled beach to watch the waves draw in

Two women had to be scolded by an officer for sitting on the south coast city's pebbled beach to watch the waves draw in

A record-breaking 381 coronavirus deaths and 3,009 cases were declared in the UK today, which is Britain's darkest day so far in the ever-worsening crisis.

Yet two women had to be scolded by an officer for sitting on the south coast city's pebbled beach to watch the waves draw in.

A family, who were all wearing masks, was seen holding hands and walking along the bustling promenade.

One man, who was wearing a surgical glove on his right hand but not his left, sat on a concrete block while pigeons swarmed around him.

And a couple drinking energy drinks on a bench appeared to laugh at a policeman as he told them off in front of Brighton Pier.

Other officers could be seen pleading with beachgoers to go home as they patrolled the seafront this afternoon.

A family of six, who were all covering their faces with masks, was seen holding hands and walking along the bustling promenade

A family of six, who were all covering their faces with masks, was seen holding hands and walking along the bustling promenade

A couple drinking energy drinks on a bench appeared to laugh at a policeman as he told them off in front of Brighton Pier

A couple drinking energy drinks on a bench appeared to laugh at a policeman as he told them off in front of Brighton Pier

This officer takes off his hat as he pleads with a man to leave the deserted beachfront at the seaside resort on Tuesday

This officer takes off his hat as he pleads with a man to leave the deserted beachfront at the seaside resort on Tuesday

Other officers could be seen pleading with beachgoers to go home as they patrolled the seafront this afternoon (pictured)

Other officers could be seen pleading with beachgoers to go

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