Storm Ciaran: Damage to Southsea promenade with concrete slabs coming loose and debris on the beach and road

Damage has been caused to Southsea Promenade after Storm Ciaran hit last night.

A number of concrete slabs to the east of South Parade Pier have become displaced from the edge of the promenade, with shingle and other debris also spread across the beach and road.

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Work to improve the sea defences has not yet begun on the area where the area where the damage has been caused. The Southsea Coastal Scheme has completed sea defences in the area around Long Curtain Moat, with partially completed defences constructed around Southsea Castle and the team has said that so far no damage has been reported in these two areas.

Southsea Coastal Scheme project engineer Amy Brittan said: "We're pleased to see the new sea defences performing as they should do during this extreme weather, as is evidenced by no damage being sustained at Long Curtain Moat or around Southsea Castle."