Police were called to Portobello beach in Edinburgh after reports of a large disturbance on Friday.

At around 3pm, officers showed up at the beach to deal with the incident.

Reports said that more than 10 police vans and cars showed up to manage the crowds.

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Police were seen breaking up large groups of young people and removing alcohol from sunbathers.

The incident came as the First Minister said there had been an increase in Covid-19 infections among people aged 20 to 40.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “We received a report of a large disturbance on Portobello beach in Edinburgh around 3pm on Friday, 31 July, 2020.

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“Officers are currently in attendance, there are no reports of any injuries and enquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances.”

It is understood more than 10 officers still remain on the beach.