REGIONAL: Warning as toddlers pictured near the edge of dangerous 500ft cliffs

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People are putting their lives at risk by sitting close to the edge of 500ft cliffs on the south coast.

This family, with toddlers, was spotted at the edge of a cliff by Beachy Head near Eastbourne on Thursday.

Several chunks of the cliff at the notorious spot have fallen into the sea in recent years and people are constantly being warned to stay away from the edge because it is unstable.

Coastguards and council officers have put out official warnings about the dangers of the chalk cliffs from Beachy Head to Seaford Head.

The Coastguard tweeted a picture of the family and warned people not to risk their lives by taking photos or selfies near the cliff edge.

A Coastguard spokesperson said: ‘Please keep at least five metres away from cliff edges. In a coastal emergency dial 999 and ask for Coastguard.’ Photos by Mitchell/Jessup

Picture: Dan Jessup

Picture: Dan Jessup