26 Jul 2019

Heatwave: Fights in queues at UK swimming pools

From Morning Report, 7:45 am on 26 July 2019

In Paris it's about 43degC, as western Europe sweats in a second heatwave.

And of course on a hot day what better than a dip in a pool? Britons' famed good manners in queues broke down at the Parliament Hill Lido pool in Hampstead - police were called after tempers flared and the pool was closed.

Gary Henson is a New Zealand journalist who lives nearby. He describes the scene.