UPDATE: Birling Gap beach closed after cliff falls

The steps to Birling Gap have been closed as a safety precaution after two parts of the cliff face gave way yesterday.

Sunday, 5th August 2018, 11:05 am
Updated Saturday, 1st September 2018, 10:08 am
Birling gap cliff falls. 04-08-18. Photo by Eddie Mitchell

Jim van den Bos from Wealden District Council said that as of this morning, the council had closed the steps to access the area.

It comes after a warning from the Coastguard to stay away from the cliffs, which may have become more unstable in the hot dry weather.

Birling gap cliff falls. 04-08-18. Photo by Eddie Mitchell

An 'intensive' search at the time found no sign of anyone hurt or missing.

Pictures taken using a drone have since shown two cliff falls in the area.

Birling gap cliff falls. 04-08-18. Photo by Eddie Mitchell
Birling gap cliff falls. 04-08-18. Photo by Eddie Mitchell