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Dramatic aerial footage shows extent of north Norfolk cliff collapse

PUBLISHED: 16:28 07 January 2020 | UPDATED: 16:33 07 January 2020

An image from a drone of the cliff fall at Trimingham,  taken on January 7, 2020. Image: BlueSky UAV Specialists

An image from a drone of the cliff fall at Trimingham, taken on January 7, 2020. Image: BlueSky UAV Specialists

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Stunning drone footage and aerial photographs reveal the full extent of a recent cliff collapse on the north Norfolk coast.

An image from a drone of the cliff fall at Trimingham,  taken on January 7, 2020. Image: BlueSky UAV SpecialistsAn image from a drone of the cliff fall at Trimingham, taken on January 7, 2020. Image: BlueSky UAV Specialists

The cliff fall happened at Trimingham, near Mundesley, overnight on Sunday, sending tonnes of sand and silt plummeting onto the beach and sea from the Trimingham House Caravan Park above.

HM Coastguard has asked people to steer clear of the area, and in particular warned anyone against going onto the sludge left on the beach, which is like quicksand and could easily consume anyone attempting to cross it.

The video and photos showing the collapse were taken by BlueSky UAV Specialists on January 7 from a drone.

The photos showing how the cliffs looked earlier last year were taken by Norwich resident John Fielding from a microlight aircraft.

An image taken with a drone of the Trimingham cliffs, near the cliff fall, taken on January 7, 2020. Image: BlueSky UAV SpecialistsAn image taken with a drone of the Trimingham cliffs, near the cliff fall, taken on January 7, 2020. Image: BlueSky UAV Specialists

Although no-one was hurt in the incident, a woman who lives in one of the caravans closest to the cliffs was evacuated and is now staying with relatives.

MORE: Cliff collapse images show how close caravans came to destruction.

An image of the Trimingham caravan park, taken in February 2019, showing how it looked before the cliff falls in December 2019 and January 2020. The image was taken from a microlight aircraft. Image: John FieldingAn image of the Trimingham caravan park, taken in February 2019, showing how it looked before the cliff falls in December 2019 and January 2020. The image was taken from a microlight aircraft. Image: John Fielding

An image of the Trimingham caravan park, taken in February 2019, showing how it looked before the cliff falls in December 2019 and January 2020. The image was taken from a microlight aircraft. Image: John FieldingAn image of the Trimingham caravan park, taken in February 2019, showing how it looked before the cliff falls in December 2019 and January 2020. The image was taken from a microlight aircraft. Image: John Fielding


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