Person dies in car cliff plunge

Car over cliffs at Beachy Head
Car over cliffs at Beachy Head

A person has died after a car plunged 450 feet over cliffs at Beachy Head this afternoon (Wednesday).

The car was left crumpled on the beach below and sources say one person is inside.

Emergency services are on the scene at the clifftop and firefighters with specialist cutting equipment are onboard the Eastbourne lifeboat en route to get the body out.

Eastbourne coastguards, police officers and paramedics were first on the scene after the alarm was raised at 2pm that a car had driven over.

Both the police and coastguard helicopters circled over the scene. A woman was treated at the scene for shock.