UPDATE WITH VIDEO: Section of prom at Southbourne cordoned off after landslip

Bournemouth Echo: The scene at Southbourne. Picture: Tony Morritt The scene at Southbourne. Picture: Tony Morritt

SIX beach huts have been damaged by a landslide at Southbourne Beach, following persistent rain on Saturday.

The huts have been pushed onto the promenade after apparently being struck by a large chunk of concrete, which slid down the cliffside above, bringing sand and mud with it.

John Bridle, of Christchurch, was walking his dog, Jack, past the area around 8pm, shortly after the incident took place close to the Gordon Zig Zag path.

He said: “As I looked from the Boscombe side, I saw a six-foot by two-foot by six-inch thick piece of concrete had slid down the cliff, which had dropped off the stone back wall and pushed the beach huts across the promenade.

“There was not a soul about and it must have happened very slowly.”

Council workers have since cordoned off the site. It is not thought that anyone was injured.

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12:28pm Sun 22 Dec 13

wonderway says...

this wont be the last one
this wont be the last one wonderway

2:59pm Sun 22 Dec 13

Lord Spring says...

Its Gordon Zig Zag it does not belong Gordon
Its Gordon Zig Zag it does not belong Gordon Lord Spring

4:08pm Sun 22 Dec 13

Telscombe Cliffy says...

Nature in action
Nature in action Telscombe Cliffy

6:54pm Sun 22 Dec 13

The-Bleeding-Obvious says...

Time that BBC stabilised the cliffs, concreted them over, and covered them with photo voltaic panels and stuck two fingers up at navitas and the wind farm!
Time that BBC stabilised the cliffs, concreted them over, and covered them with photo voltaic panels and stuck two fingers up at navitas and the wind farm! The-Bleeding-Obvious

7:57pm Sun 22 Dec 13

Lord Spring says...

Lord Spring wrote:
Its Gordon Zig Zag it does not belong Gordon
You have corrected I see
[quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: Its Gordon Zig Zag it does not belong Gordon[/p][/quote]You have corrected I see Lord Spring

10:06pm Sun 22 Dec 13

new2it says...

8 pm and it's broad daylight! Shouldn't that be 8am?
8 pm and it's broad daylight! Shouldn't that be 8am? new2it

8:48am Mon 23 Dec 13

jobsworthwatch says...

The-Bleeding-Obvious wrote:
Time that BBC stabilised the cliffs, concreted them over, and covered them with photo voltaic panels and stuck two fingers up at navitas and the wind farm!
...Or cover the cliffs with concaved mirrors and turn the pier theatre into a solar furnace for power generation!
[quote][p][bold]The-Bleeding-Obvious[/bold] wrote: Time that BBC stabilised the cliffs, concreted them over, and covered them with photo voltaic panels and stuck two fingers up at navitas and the wind farm![/p][/quote]...Or cover the cliffs with concaved mirrors and turn the pier theatre into a solar furnace for power generation! jobsworthwatch

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