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Landslip closes Cornish beach

A beach in Newquay, Cornwall has been closed after a section of a cliff collapsed.

The 100t landslip above Great Western Beach is currently being investigated by engineers.

A statement from Cornwall Council said the beach’s access road would remain closed for public safety reasons until further investigation and design works are carried out, followed by construction works.

Contracting firm Cormac, which is owned by the council, will be carrying out the repair works.

Speaking to ITV News, Cormac network manager for East Cornwall Paul Allen said: “A team of structural engineers have been examining the site…and we’ll be feeding back to Cornwall Council before any work is carried out.

“It’s a 50m landslip and something this size could take several months to repair.”

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