Eyewitness shares account of crumbling Sidmouth cliffs

PUBLISHED: 17:06 07 February 2017 | UPDATED: 17:06 07 February 2017

A cliff fall in Sidmouth took a homeowner's shed with it. Photo by APEX.

A cliff fall in Sidmouth took a homeowner's shed with it. Photo by APEX.

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Among the debris was a shed from a Cliff Road garden.

A cliff fall in Sidmouth took a homeowner's shed with it. Photo by APEX.A cliff fall in Sidmouth took a homeowner's shed with it. Photo by APEX.

An eyewitness has recounted how he watched chunks of cliff come ‘plunging down’ this afternoon - which resulted in the loss of a shed from a cliff top garden.

David Maltby described seeing soil from the gardens of the houses above coming down the cliff earlier today (Tuesday).

He said: “Chunks of the cliff came plunging down.

“A lot of it was soil from the gardens of the houses above.

“It keeps on happening especially when it rains heavily.

“I’m not sure what can be done about it - it’s just the forces of nature.”


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