A GRADE II listed seafront hotel has been demolished three months after a fire ripped through the building.

The Claremont Hotel in Eastbourne was flattened by workers yesterday after the blaze in November left the structure unstable.

A large chunk of the hotel collapsed over the weekend after it was battered by the high winds and heavy rain of Storm Ciara.

People were warned by Eastbourne Borough Council to stay away from the building.

Now demolition crews have almost completely destroyed the Victorian building after work began yesterday.

At the height of the blaze, 12 fire engines from two counties were at the Victorian building on the East Sussex coast.

Six people were treated for minor injuries and one person was taken to Eastbourne Hospital.

Pictures by Nathan Dunbar