PEOPLE have been urged to no block gates when parking their cars.

Swanage Coastguard pictured a brown Mercedes blocking an emergency access route.

Posting on its blog, the coastguard said: “We know the car parks are closed but that doesn’t mean you can park anywhere.

“Not only technically on double yellow lines – it’s blocking an emergency access route.

“Please don’t block gates – it might be you that the emergency services are being called to and this would stop them.

“It clearly says on the gate to keep clear. The area has a high fire risk and all accesses must be kept clear.

“This vehicle was reported as it obstructed the emergency services.”