Eastbourne’s life-saving equipment vandalised

Life-saving equipment on Eastbourne seafront was vandalised on the weekend.

Thursday, 8th April 2021, 4:28 pm

Five lifebuoys were damaged at the western end of the beach with at least one being burnt.

A spokesperson for Eastbourne Borough Council said, “Four of them have already been replaced and a fifth is on order.

“It is vital that this life-saving equipment is not interfered with, removed or stolen – they could save someone’s life.

One of the vandalised lifebuoys that was burnt. SUS-210804-162140001
One of the vandalised lifebuoys that was burnt. SUS-210804-162140001

“To tamper with this equipment is an offence and those found responsible could face prosecution.”