UPDATE: Clothing found on Southsea beach sparks major coastal search

A SEARCH has been launched after full set of mens clothing was found at Southsea beach.

Tuesday, 6th December 2016, 3:08 pm
Updated Wednesday, 14th December 2016, 1:47 pm
Police and coastguard at Eastney Esplanade after mens clothing was found at 9.40am on December 6. Picture: UK News in Pictures

The discovery was made at 9.40am this morning, near The Coffee Cup in Eastney Esplanade.

A police spokesman said a jacket, jogging bottoms and a hoodie had been found.

Lifeboat crews and police are involved in the search.

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Police and coastguard at Eastney Esplanade after mens clothing was found at 9.40am on December 6. Picture: UK News in Pictures

The coastguard has called off its search due to light this afternoon.

The search and rescue helicopter, based in Lee-on-the-Solent, has been involved in the operation.

Police and coastguard at Eastney Esplanade after mens clothing was found at 9.40am on December 6. Picture: UK News in Pictures