Sussex

Hastings beach bulldozers help Sussex fishing fleet

Hastings beach
Image caption The money to supply the bulldozers was provided by the European Fisheries Fund

Fishermen in Sussex have welcomed the arrival of three new bulldozers to help level a shingle beach in Hastings which had become dangerous.

Strong winds had moved the shingle creating ledges, which could have a 15-20ft (4.5-6m) drop.

This hampered the work of the beach's 25-boat fishing fleet, with concerns raised over the possible loss of life.

The bulldozers, which replaced worn out ones from the 1950s, were paid for by the European Fisheries Fund.

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