A man’s been arrested on suspicion of arson at Cow Gap tonight (10 December).
Police were called to Beachy Head by the Coastguard, who’d been alerted to a man on the edge of the cliffs by a member of the public. They also found a set of steps down to the beach had been set alight. Fire crews used buckets of water to put out the flames.
Coastguards led officers to where a man was hiding and a dog unit was called in, to help detain him.
Eastbourne Investigation Team is looking into the matter and anyone with any information is asked to call 101 and ask for Acting Sergeant Attfield.