COUNTY NEWS: Couple spotted standing on cliff edge - just days after landslip warning

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Photo by Wayne Spring (Tweaky Blinders). SUS-160321-154324001
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Two people were spotted standing precariously close to a cliff edge in Sussex yesterday (Monday, March 21) - just days after rescue teams warned another cliff fall is imminent.

Large cracks appeared on the cliff face at Seaford Head last week, sparking safety warnings from Newhaven Coastguard and Seaford Town Council.

Photo by Wayne Spring (Tweaky Blinders). SUS-160321-154324001

Photo by Wayne Spring (Tweaky Blinders). SUS-160321-154324001

Parts of the cliff top were roped off and warning signs erected as the council advised people not to go within five metres of the cliff edge.

Following the release of the images taken yesterday, Newhaven Coastguard reiterated its safety warning.

A spokesperson for the coastguard said: “Less than a week after warnings about the dangerous cliffs at Seaford were published, we have received these pictures taken today a short distance away from the cracked cliff.

“Extra signs are in place as well as roped off areas - although this piece [in the photograph] is not roped off.

Photo by Wayne Spring (Tweaky Blinders). SUS-160321-154324001

Photo by Wayne Spring (Tweaky Blinders). SUS-160321-154324001

“Please keep at least five metres away from cliff edges. In a coastal emergency dial 999 and ask for Coastguard.”

Seaford Town Council says it will continue to monitor the cliffs.

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