Heavy rain causes mudslide at Mundesley

The Manor Hotel, Mundesley.PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

The Manor Hotel, Mundesley.PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: © ARCHANT NORFOLK PHOTOGRAPHIC

A mudslide at Mundesley, following torrential rain last night, sparked concern for 20 people in the clifftop Manor Hotel.

A mudslide at Mundesley, following torrential rain last night, sparked concern for 20 people in the clifftop Manor Hotel.

Police, fire and coastguard attended and Steve Hems, head of environmental health with North Norfolk District Council (NNDC), went to assess the damage.

He reported that there was no evidence of movement in the ground beyond the hotel's fence line or structural damage to the building, which did not need to be evacuated.

There were 18 guests and two members of staff in the hotel at the time.

NNDC officials were due to visit the site in daylight and assess the damage. It is believed two or three beach huts may have been affected.

Tom FitzPatrick, leader of NNDC, said: 'Safety of people was our first consideration. We will go back again tomorrow (Friday) and see what needs to be done.'