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Bournemouth cliff collapse - Fears for our coastline

After months of winter storms a cliff has collapsed on one of the region's most popular beaches.

Last night, more than 60ft of cliff face collapsed onto Bournemouth seafront between Bournemouth Pier and Boscombe Pier, just yards from the East Cliff lift.

The debris blocked the promenade and emergency crews used heatseeking cameras to make sure no-one was trapped.

It comes as the National Trust today warned some parts of our coastline has suffered years of erosion in just a few weeks. Martin Dowse reports.

CCTV captures moment cliff collapses onto beach

CCTV footage has captured the moment a cliff collapsed on one of the region's most popular beaches.

Last night, more than 60 feet of cliff face collapsed onto Bournemouth seafront between Bournemouth Pier and Boscombe Pier, just yards from the East Cliff lift.

The debris blocked the promenade - and emergency crews used heatseeking cameras to make sure no-one was trapped.

Today the National Trust warned that the recent rain and gale force - mean some areas have suffered years of erosion in just a few weeks.

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Diggers move in to start clearing rubble from landslip

Diggers have been trying to move the rubble from the site of where the landslip happened Credit: ITV Meridian
Is appears the landslip didn't happen that far away from beach huts (bottom right corner) Credit: ITV Meridian
Cordons are still in place as rubble is moved from the path way Credit: ITV Meridian

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Ambulance service statement following response vehicle crash

The South Western Ambulance Service have released a statement following the collision last night with a Dorset restaurant.

The Trust was called to incident at 6.53pm last night (December 19th) at the KOH Restaurant, Christchurch Road, Bournemouth. The incident involved a Rapid Response Vehicle that had left the road and collided with the restaurant. The first ambulance responding to the incident arrived on scene within 6 minutes and one casualty, a male inside the restaurant, sustained chest injuries and was taken to Poole Hospital A&E for treatment. The paramedic in the Rapid Response Vehicle was uninjured but was taken to the Royal Bournemouth Hospital as a precaution.”**

– South Western Ambulance Service

Ambulance crashes into Dorset restaurant

An ambulance like the one pictured crashed into the restaurant Credit: PA

An ambulance car crashed into a restaurant last night, leaving a restaurant customer needing hospital treatment.

The emergency vehicle crashed into the Koh Thai restaurant in Boscombe last night at 6.55pm.

The driver of the ambulance was checked by paramedics and the customer at the restaurant was rushed to Poole Hospital.

Inquest opens into Boscombe death

An inquest will opened this morning into the death of a man in Boscombe. Police were called to an address on Gloucester Road on Friday where the body of 42-year-old Ibrahim Yousef was found.

A murder investigation is underway. Officers believe his death is linked to a fatal crash in Trowbridge in Wiltshire on Friday evening.

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