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Lewes Castle - Update

Date : 11 November 2019

Emergency crews remain at the scene of an incident at #Lewes Castle. A search of the area is not yet underway, due to the instability of the Old Coach House. ESFRS is working with other emergency services to gain a safe access. Currently, there are no reports of anyone missing, or any casualties. The area of wall collapse is not part of the main castle and not immediately accessible by the public. This is expected to be a protracted incident, involving a multi-agency search and rescue operation. 

East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service were mobilised to Lewes Castle, following reports of a wall collapse in the Old Coach House.

Lewes firefighters were initially mobilised at 12.22 today (11 November) and called further assistance from Sussex Police, SECamb, HART, Building Control, the Red Cross and specialist teams, including both Kent and West Sussex Urban Search & Rescue. 

Members of the public are being asked to avoid the area, while the incident is on-going, as there are expected to be a high number of emergency appliances involved in this multi-agency search and rescue operation. 

Firefighters are working alongside other emergency services to check the area to ensure that no-one needs rescuing. Further updates will follow.


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