Brighton police warns people to stay away from 'dangerous' beach

The Argus: A new pond in Adelaide Crescent gardens A new pond in Adelaide Crescent gardens

UPDATED: People have been warned again to stay away from the seafront as high winds and rain continue to batter the Sussex coast. 

Yesterday, the coastguard repeated their warning for people to stay away from clifftops following several falls along the Sussex coast, most notably at Birling Gap and Seaford Head.

Today, Brighton and Hove beach police advised people to stay away from the beach because strong winds and very rough waves are making conditions very dangerous.

STAY AWAY FROM THE BEACH!! Strong winds and very rough waves!! !!!!!! DANGEROUS!!!!!!

— BTN Beach Police (@BTNBeach_Police) February 11, 2014

The Met Office's severe weather warnings remain in place from today through to Friday - with a further yellow be aware rain warning now added on Saturday. 

The course of the storm has now been revised, which means we are more likely to escape the very worst of the winds and rain, but we are still likely to have heavy rain and gale force winds. 

The Argus:

Meanwhile, Robert Street in Brighton's North Laine has closed for the next 24 hours while Brighton and Hove City Council investigates a hole which has appeared in the road. 

The Argus understands the hole may be a collapsed sewer. 

Landslips have wreaked havoc on the region's rail network. Train services between Hastings in East Sussex and London's Charing Cross and Cannon Street stations were being disrupted by three landslips with the section of line between Wadhurst and Battle in East Sussex being closed. It is not expected to open before next Monday.

Another landslip, at Oxted in Surrey was affecting trains running between East Grinstead/Uckfield in West Sussex and London's Victoria and London Bridge stations, with no trains able to operate between between Woldingham and Oxted.

Jamie Nicholls, who lives in Rushlake Green, said: "Starting to feel more cut off here in darkest Sussex, with both rail lines to London now blocked by landslides."

Meanwhile, Adelaide Crescent gardens in Kemp Town, Brighton now has a new pond: 

The Argus:

And another has appeared by the Balcombe Viaduct

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2:54pm Tue 11 Feb 14

cleggalike says...

Just walked past that hole in Robert Street. The police are looking into it.
Just walked past that hole in Robert Street. The police are looking into it. cleggalike

10:54pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Tedious Pedant says...

The toilets at a local police station have been stolen. Police say they have nothing to go on.
The toilets at a local police station have been stolen. Police say they have nothing to go on. Tedious Pedant

6:45am Wed 12 Feb 14

madzukun88 says...

The author of this article is aware that adelaide crescent is... you know.... not in Kemp town?
The author of this article is aware that adelaide crescent is... you know.... not in Kemp town? madzukun88

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