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Cliff collapse closes coast path in Devon

Council officers are due to inspect the scene of a cliff collapse at South Hams in Devon.

Falmouth Coastguard described Sunday night's landslip at Butter Cove in Bantham as substantial. You can see the scale of it in this photo taken by the police helicopter, which was called out to survey the fall. The coast path is closed in the area for safety reasons.

The police helicopter took this shot of the cliff collapse at Butter Cove Credit: NPAS Exeter

Teenager in a critical condition after cliff fall

16-year-old Connor Simmonds is in a critical condition after falling from a cliff in Newquay Credit: Devon & Cornwall Police

Police in Cornwall are trying to find out what happened to a teenager who is in a critical condition after falling from a cliff in Newquay.

16-year-old Connor Simmonds is believed to have fallen down a cliff after being located on Whipsiderry Beach at around 11am on Tuesday 14th October.

He is a sixth former at Treviglas School in St Columb Minor and officers would like to hear from anyone who saw him that morning.


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FULL REPORT: More rock falls and warnings along the Jurassic Coast

Another large rock fall on the Dorset coast has prompted a new warning for people to stay clear of beaches and coast paths which have been closed to the public.

The National Trust, which owns sections of the Jurassic Coast, says some people are ignoring the signs and putting their lives in danger.

"Stay away" after another rockfall at Burton Bradstock

The National Trust is urging people to stay away from Burton Bradstock beach Credit: The National Trust

There'e been another large rockfall at Burton Bradstock and The National Trust is urging people to stay away from the closed section of beach.

A spokesman for the Trust said, “We would urge people to stay away - the beach and South West Coast Path between Hive Beach and Freshwater Caravan Park is closed.

People visiting the coast really must take moment to read warning signs in car parks and on nearby paths and to follow the advice for their own safety."

Last July, holidaymaker Charlotte Blackman died after being crushed by tonnes of rocks at Burton Bradstock.