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Dorset landslide warnings are being ignored

Dorset County Council (DCC) is urging visitors to the Jurrasic Coastline to exercise “personal responsibility” on its beaches as tourist continue to ignore safety signs.

The call comes as additional signs were erected following the death of a 22 year old woman who was crushed by as massive landslide from cliffs at Hive Beach near Burton Bradstock on 24 July. The coast path between Burton Freshwater and Hive Beach remains closed following the rockfall.

Further west on the same coast five people escaped unhurt after a major landslide between Charmouth and Golden Cap on 8 August.

DCC  has said that landslips and rockfalls are common along this stretch of the south coast, but recent exceptional rainfall combined with periods of warm weather has left some of the cliffs in West Dorset in an unpredictable, and potentially unstable condition, with a heightened risk of additional landslides, mudslides and rock falls.

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