Bexhill footway remains closed after masonry falls from building but road reopens

A road in Bexhill that was closed after a large amount of masonry fell from a building has reopened but the footway remains closed.

Thursday, 8th April 2021, 10:28 am
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Sea Road was shut between De La Warr Parade and Cantelupe Road due to an ‘unsafe building’.

A spokesman for Sussex Police said: “On Wednesday (April 7) at 11.45am police responded to a report of masonry having fallen from a building in Sea Road, Bexhill

Officers were called to the scene alongside East Sussex Fire and Rescue. and Highways Agency.

Police close Sea Road, in Bexhill. Picture: Daniel Burton SUS-210704-150044001

On Thursday morning, East Sussex Highways said the section of road between De La Warr Parade and Cantelupe Road has been reopened, but a footway closure remains in place at the location.

A spokesman for East Sussex Fire added: “We were called at 11:13 to attend a residential building on Sea Road, Bexhill following reports of a dangerous structure. Firefighters from Bexhill attended.

“Upon arrival, crews found a large amount of masonry had fallen from the front of a building. Crews made the scene safe and handed over the incident to building control and Sussex Police.”

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