Monday, 29 February 2016

Public warned to stay away, large rock fall Dorset, East Beach, West Bay,


PEOPLE have been told to "stay away" from a west Dorset beach after police were called to a large rock fall.
The rock fall took place at East Beach, West Bay, overnight on Sunday at the cliffs made famous by award-winning ITV drama Broadchurch at West Bay.
Dorset Police are urging people to avoid the area, while experts say the rocks which have cut off the beach at high tide will be left for the sea to eventually wash away.
A police spokesman said: "Dorset Police were called at 9.21am to reports of a large landslide on East Beach in West Bay, Bridport.
"Members of the public are being advised to avoid the beach and cliff area in West Bay at this time due to the area being unsafe."
Police have also closed the coastal path from Freshwater to West Bay.
Speaking at the scene PC Tim Sturgess said: "We closed the beach after reports of a land slip.
"You can clearly see that it is a big landslide which has cut off the tide.
"We have closed the beach and the coastal path. People should certainly stay away from the area at the moment."
Read more - http://www.dorsetecho.co.uk/news/14308899.Public_warned_to_stay_away_after__large_landslide__at_Dorset_beach/