Bournemouth tourists pose for selfies dangerously close to edge of 100ft cliff

  • Two men are believed to have ignored warning signs and climbed over fencing to top to take some selfies
  • Two weeks ago 100-tonne rockfall destroyed a funicular cliff railway as well as obliterating the public toilets
  • Tourists chief expresses disappointment over failure to heed warnings ask that people 'respect the closure' 

Two tourists who have been caught on camera taking selfies close to the edge of a huge cliff landslide have been slammed today.

The pair ignored warning signs and fencing to reach the top of the 100ft cliff in Bournemouth where the rockfall occurred two weeks ago.

They spent several minutes posing, stood close to the precipice of East Cliff with their backs to the drop.

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Standing at the top of the 100ft cliff, these two men decide to take photographs at the scene of a recent huge rockfall
Standing at the top of the 100ft cliff, these two men decide to take photographs at the scene of a recent huge rockfall

Standing at the top of the 100ft cliff, these two men decide to take photographs at the scene of a recent huge rockfall

Tourism chiefs have described it as 'disappointing' that people are still venturing to the top of the unstable cliff face

Tourism chiefs have described it as 'disappointing' that people are still venturing to the top of the unstable cliff face

Specialist engineers have been studying the crumbling cliffs since 100 tonnes of rocks and soil fell to the bottom, demolishing a toilet block and damaging a funicular cliff railway.

It also led to a footpath and wooden benches at the top to fall to the ground below.

There are fears the landslip is not finished and the local authority are urging people to keep away from the immediate area.

Mark Smith, the director of tourism at Bournemouth Borough Council, said: 'There are warning signs up there and people ignore them at their peril.

'The ground is unstable and it doesn't make a lot of sense for anyone to get too close to the edge.

'It is disappointing that some people are ignoring the warnings.'

The ground has been described as 'unstable' by the tourist board, and people are being urged not to ignore the warning signs

The ground has been described as 'unstable' by the tourist board, and people are being urged not to ignore the warning signs

The public toilets block was also demolished as 100 tonnes of rocks came crashing down on Bournemouth seafront

The public toilets block was also demolished as 100 tonnes of rocks came crashing down on Bournemouth seafront

It is believed a combination of recent heavy rain and a sudden drop in the temperature triggered the cliff fall, which was discovered at 5am on Sunday, April 24.

The damage was caused at East Cliff, where previous cliff top erosion had been causing concern. 

An area had already been taped off by the council for several weeks, but the overnight collapse meant the cliff railway has also had to be closed after its struts were weakened. The public toilet block was also demolished in the incident.

The rockfall that happened two weeks ago saw the cliff railway damaged, and it has since been closed as a result
The rockfall that happened two weeks ago saw the cliff railway damaged, and it has since been closed as a result

The rockfall that happened two weeks ago saw the cliff railway damaged, and it has since been closed as a result

It is believed a combination of recent heavy rain and a sudden drop in the temperature triggered the cliff fall

It is believed a combination of recent heavy rain and a sudden drop in the temperature triggered the cliff fall

A spokesman for Bournemouth Borough Council said at the time: 'Our staff attended East Cliff promenade and cliff top, after reports of a cliff slip at the site. Our immediate concern is keeping the public and staff safe.

'Whilst the promenade remains accessible on foot, both the surrounding cliff top and immediate cliff area to the top and foot of the landslip have been closed off. We ask the public to respect the closure and not to enter the site.'

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