Norfolk

Trimingham landslide: Caravans on precarious cliff edge

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Media captionAn area of land the size of two football pitches collapsed on to the North Sea beach

Three seaside caravans are teetering on the brink of a cliff after a landslide the size of two football pitches.

Only one of the caravans at Trimingham House Caravan Park in Norfolk was being used, and the occupant was led to safety following the cliff fall in the early hours.

HM Coastguard and emergency crews remain at the scene.

Members of the public have been warned to avoid Vale Road in Trimingham, near Cromer.

"It was a massive cliff fall with three caravans teetering on the edge," a caravan park spokeswoman said.

"Luckily, only one person was in a caravan and they were evacuated from it."

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Image caption The cliff fall happened in the early hours of the morning
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Image caption Coastguard officers have warned people to stay away from the scene

Tony Garbutt, coastguard sector commander in north Norfolk, said: "The fall happened some time this morning. Some of the caravans are very close to the edge.

"We are looking at a good half acre falling, about the size of a couple of football pitches."

Image caption The coastguard sector commander said sand on the beach might be unstable

He warned the public that the sand on the beach might be unstable and might pose a risk to people walking on it.

"My advice to the public is don't come down," Mr Garbutt said.

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