Fifth cliff fall in Sidmouth takes place in just over a week

The latest cliff fall, which happened on Monday (April 10, 2018) - Picture by Shane Lomas

The latest cliff fall, which happened on Monday (April 10, 2018) - Picture by Shane Lomas - Credit: Archant

Hundreds of tons of dirt and rubble crashed onto East Beach in the fifth cliff fall to take place in just over a week.

Eye witnesses watched as more soil plummeted to the ground yesterday (Monday) at about 11am.

It came days after the Herald reported a cliff top resident’s concerns about the town being mere metres away from disaster.

Vicki Lomas, of Ottery St Mary, who witnessed the latest fall with her husband Shane, said: “We heard a rumble then turned around to see it. It was amazing to watch. It took our breath away.

“My husband, Shane was lucky enough to catch some pictures in time.


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“We’ve narrowly missed a few falls there but not witnessed one until Monday morning.”

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