Warning after massive cliff fall at Sussex beauty spot

Seven Sisters and Beachy Head. SUS-140723-160540001
Seven Sisters and Beachy Head. SUS-140723-160540001

Experts are warning of further danger after a Sussex beauty spot suffered what is thought to be its biggest cliff fall in a decade.

Thousands of tonnes of chalk was seen falling into the sea at the Seven Sisters national park after between five and 10 metres of cliff top came loose this month.

Former lifeboat crewman Alan Novis was among the first on the scene, capturing a video of the fallen rubble while out kayaking.

In a video posted to Facebook earlier this month, Mr Novis said, “We have a huge cliff fall but up here, just to the left of the cliff fall, there is a huge fault line where probably another two metres is going to fall fairly soon.”

Following the latest fall, Newhaven Coastguard and other groups have renewed warnings for the public to stay well away from the cliff edge.

The fall is thought to have sent a large cloud of chalk dust, which could been seen throughout the area nearby.

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