Large search operation after clothing found on Sussex beach

A large search operation was launched this morning after clothing was discovered on a Sussex beach.

Police, lifeboat crews, the Coastguard and helicopter were alerted to the discovery at Hove beach at 9.30am.

A full search was undertaken, Shoreham Coastguard said on Twitter, but nothing was found.

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Maritime and Coastguard Agency said: “There was a search this morning following some items of clothing being found on the beach, however the search has now been stood down with nothing found.”

Emergency services at Hove beach
HM Coastguard at the scene
The coastguard helicopter
The RNLI