Drone photos show the scale of destruction after a landslide which forced a number of cliffside homes to be evacuated.

Firefighters were called to the incident in St Leonards, near Hastings, earlier this month after heavy rain and strong winds battered the county in Storm Ciaran.

A shed could be seen crushed under the weight of the landslide, with part of a garden also collapsing in the landslip, with debris scattered down the cliff.

Crews had attended the incident, near Marina in St Leonards, in the early hours of November 5, providing safety advice and contacting a scaffolding company at risk from the landslide.

However, firefighters were called later that evening when there were more reports of a landslip and unstable ground, affecting the bottom of the cliff in Marina and the top in West Hill Road.

A spokeswoman for East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service (ESFRS) said: “ESFRS were called at 1.32pm on November 5 to reports of a landslide near Marina in St Leonards.

“Crews attended, provided safety advice and made contact with a scaffolding company as it was at risk of being affected.

“No one was evacuated from properties at this point.

“We were called at 8.56pm on November 5 to reports of a further landslide and unstable ground affecting both Marina at the bottom of a cliff and West Hill Road at the top of a cliff.

“A wall had collapsed.

“A structural engineer was on site and a police drone and a helicopter were used to help assess the situation.

“Residents were allowed to return to 11 properties in West Hill Road at around 11.15pm. Two properties remained evacuated.

“There are no reports of injuries.”

Storm Ciaran struck the Sussex coast early in November, causing damage, destruction and extensive flooding across the county.

A tornado also struck Lancing during the storm, causing tiles to be thrown from roofs and debris to be swirled in all directions.