Birling Gap beach closed after vehicle falls from cliff

Birling Gap beach is closed today (Thursday) following an incident overnight.

Thursday, 21st November 2019, 11:34 am
Updated Thursday, 21st November 2019, 2:33 pm

A vehicle came off the road and fell from the cliff onto the shore last night (Wednesday) – according to a spokesperson from Wealden District Council.

The authority announced on social media the beach is shut “due to an incident that took place last night” and said “as soon as it re-opens we’ll let you know”.

Emergency services including police, ambulances, and Coastguard teams were called to the scene last night, and some remain there today.

Emergency services at Birling Gap. Photo by Lewis Isted.

The Coastguard and Sussex Police have been contacted for further information.

Photo by Lewis Isted