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UK Couple Camping on Cliff’s Edge Fined for Breaking Lockdown Rules

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A couple with a child that was camping on a cliff’s edge was fined for breaching lockdown rules.

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The people were found in a tent 280ft above the North Yorkshire coast, highly prone to landslides.

The police said that the man (30) and woman (27) traveled from Middleborough and Doncaster.

The officer added that camping at Port Mulgrave, near Staithes, was highly unsafe.

“To travel from Middlesbrough and Doncaster with the intention to camp overnight is obviously a clear breach of the regulations,” officers said.

“Not only were the individuals involved risking their own safety and the safety of the child who was with them, if a landslide had occurred, they would also be risking the lives of the emergency services who would attend the resulting incident.”

HM Coastguard‘s Adam Turner said the couple had “no idea of the extreme danger they were in.”

“Cliff edges are really unstable and can easily precarious, landslides in the area have shown,” he said.

“If you live near the coast and are in a position to take exercise there in line with current Covid-19 restrictions, please take care near cliffs.”


“Keep to paths and stay well back from the cliff edge.”

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“Check the weather and tides before you head out, wear appropriate, sturdy footwear and take a fully charged mobile phone, so if the worst should happen, you can call 999 and ask for the coastguard.”

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