'Broadchurch' cliff fall: West Bay beach and coast path closed

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West Bay Coastguard Rescue Team

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An estimated 1,000 tonnes of rock and debris has cut off the beach between West Bay and Freshwater

A section of beach that featured in the ITV crime drama Broadchurch has been shut after a large cliff fall.

About 1,000 tonnes of rock and debris fell at East Beach in West Bay, Dorset, at about 17:30 GMT on Tuesday, the coastguard said.

Following searches by coastguard teams, fire crews and rescue dogs, no-one is believed to be trapped in the rubble.

The Jurassic Coast path and beach between West Bay and Freshwater have been closed.

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Dorset County Council

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The Jurassic Coast path between West Bay and Freshwater has been closed

Engineers and a geologist are expected to inspect the area later.

A West Bay Coastguard spokesman said: “Please stay well away from the cliff fall and surrounding area as further cliff falls could happen at any time and without warning.”

West Bay featured in ITV series which starred Oscar winner Olivia Coleman and David Tennant.

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West Bay Coastguard

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The beach and coast path have been closed

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