Woman dies after falling from cliffs

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A WOMAN died after accidentally stepping off a cliff while walking with her husband in Eastbourne at the weekend.

She fell 300ft from a spot near Belle Tout Lighthouse at about 3pm on Saturday (July 14).

The woman’s body was found by the Eastbourne inshore lifeboat to the west of the lighthouse.

Sussex Police have ruled out suicide or foul play, and have described her death as a ‘tragic accident’.

A car parked at Birling Gap, which is believed to belong to the couple, was later taken away by officers.

The woman is believed to be a 49-year-old who is not local to Sussex.