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

PUBLISHED: 11:40 10 April 2018 | UPDATED: 11:53 10 April 2018

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

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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.

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

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