UPDATED: Two landslips and a rock fall near Whitby over the weekend

Two landslips and a rock fall have been discovered near Whitby.

Sunday, 3rd January 2021, 7:55 pm
Updated Sunday, 3rd January 2021, 7:58 pm

Whitby Coastguard discovered the cliff slips between the East Cliff and Saltwick Nab along with the rock fall to the west of Whitby, between First and Second Nab, on Saturday afternoon.

There had been reports on social media about the landslips from concerned walkers.

Whitby Coastguard posted on its Facebook page: "Coastguards investigated all of these reports and full details were taken to pass on to relevant authorities. Coastguards ensured that no further immediate risk was posed to the public.

"This serves as a clear reminder of the fragility of our cliffs"

"This serves as a clear reminder of the fragility of our cliffs. We advise that you should not stand less than the height of the cliff away from its base, IF safe to do so. That means that if the cliff is 25 metres high, don’t place yourself less than 25 metres from the base.

"Also, please keep away from all cliff edges as they may be dangerously undercut by erosion and wave action. Please adhere to any signs or barriers restricting access or warning of danger.

"This incident was initially reported following posts on social media. Social media pages are not monitored 24/7. In an emergency call 999 and ask for the coastguard. For routine calls, please contact Humber Coastguard Operations Centre on 01262 672317."