CAMPERS in a precarious spot at cliffs at Lulworth Cove received a rude awakening from police this morning.

Police say the two campers placed themselves and emergency services at risk with their choice of location, and were dealt with 'accordingly' by officers who woke them.

A spokesman for Purbeck Police said: "First job of the day included getting two campers down from this unstable cliff edge at Lulworth Cove.

"The risk to emergency services if something had gone wrong cannot be understated. Needless to say they were dealt with accordingly and didn’t quite get the wake up they had wanted."

It follows a chaotic weekend at Lulworth Cove and Dorset's now infamous Durdle Door, where multiple people sustained injuries jumping from the beauty spot's 200ft arch on Saturday.

Police and the council had closed roads and asked visitors to turn back after a major incident was declared, with a series of jumpers leaping from the arch into the water, cheered on by baying crowds and families on the beach.

Despite this, thousands flocked to the area on Sunday, with car parks already full by the morning - scenes were described as 'chaos' by landowner Lulworth Estates.