Footpath gives way in landslip near Whitby

Part of the Cleveland Way affected by the landslip. Picture courtesy of HM Coastguard

Part of the Cleveland Way affected by the landslip. Picture courtesy of HM Coastguard

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Part of the cliff between Robin Hood’s Bay and Whitby has fallen into the sea.

The landslip occured shortly before 4pm along the Cleveland Way near Saltwick Bay.

Humber coastguard and North Yorkshire Police attended the scene and temporary fencing has been put in place.

Reports from the coastguard indicate that there is a high risk of further landslips. They are warning people to stay well away from cliff edges.