East Beach at West Bay cordoned off after landslide

Landslip at West Bay Emergency services were unsure if anyone was trapped underneath the landslip

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Part of a Dorset beach has been cordoned off following a "large" cliff fall, Portland Coastguard has said.

The landslip at East Beach, West Bay, happened at about 14:30 GMT.

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."

He added Dorset County Council were sending a geologist to assess the site.

The slip at 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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