Another section of fire-damaged Eastbourne hotel collapses

Another section of the fire-damaged Claremont Hotel in Eastbourne has come down.

Tuesday, 11th February 2020, 8:00 am
Updated Tuesday, 11th February 2020, 8:10 am

Eastbourne Borough Council confirmed on social media that there was further collapse of the hotel facade last night.

It comes after a large section of the hotel came down yesterday morning following Storm Ciara.

The storm brought 70 to 80mph winds to some parts of Sussex.

A spokesman for Eastbourne Borough Council said: "There was further collapse of the hotel facade last night.

"Our team continue to work closely with hotel representatives and their demolition contractor to ensure the safest procedure for dealing with the remainder of the building."

The Grade II hotel was ravaged by flames on November 22, and the area surrounding it has been blocked off to the public since.

Picture: Eastbourne Borough Council