Swanage Coastguard Team deployed at 04:00 this morning for a missing person and then returned to monitor the cliff at Burlington Chine. At around 08:20 we saw a large slump of the cliff face - which interestingly was silent.
The promenade between Ocean's Bay and Shep's Hollow has been closed to allow a proper assessment of the danger to be undertaken.
Already this morning we have had to warn a number of walkers who broke the cordon with the excuse that they were trying to take photos and video for BBC South's lunchtime bulletin. Please respect the closure which has been made for public safety reasons.