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Dorset beach sealed off after landslip

Part of a Dorset beach has been cordoned off following a "large" cliff fall, close to where a woman was killed in a previous landslip.

It happened on East Cliff Beach, West Bay, on Saturday afternoon

Walkers warned to keep away from landslip

The cliff is notorious for landslips Credit: PA

Part of a Dorset beach has been cordoned off following a "large" cliff fall.

The landslip on East Cliff Beach, West Bay, happened on Saturday afternoon

Coastguards, the fire service and police were at the scene and people have been urged to stay away from the cliffs.

It is not yet known if anyone was hurt. A coastguard helicopter was used "to determine the state of the remaining cliffs", Solent Coastguard said.

Watch manager Andy Jenkins said: "We did have a report that two people were missing in the area, but they have now been accounted for."

Cliff fall at nearby Burton Bradstock in 2012 Credit: ITV Meridian

The slip at the East Cliff of East Beach is about a mile along the coast from where Charlotte Blackman, from Derbyshire, died in the Burton Bradstock landslip in 2012.

Another slip at Burton Bradstock happened in January.

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