Police caution against tomb stoning in Newhaven and Seaford as summer approaches

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With the summer holidays approaching, Newhaven and Seaford police are warning young people and their parents of the dangers of tomb stoning.

During the holidays last year there were a number of reports from people who were concerned about youngsters jumping off the large groyne at Splash Point in Seaford.

PS Stuart Mullins, at Seaford Police Station, said: “Tomb stoning is dangerous and there are signs to reinforce just how hazardous it is.

“Though it may not appear very high, there are a great deal of submerged hazards around the groyne and elsewhere along the coast and there is a potential for very serious injury and even drowning.

“Every year, somewhere around the UK, people die or are severely injured and I would ask all parents to emphasise this to their children the next time they say they are going to play at the beach.”

Newhaven Breakwater is also a popular spot for tomb stoning but fraught with hazards.