Crane topples over at Falmouth docks

Crane topples over at Falmouth docks

Falmouth docks have been evacuated after a crane toppled over.

Emergency services were called just before 9.10am on Wednesday and a 200-metre exclusion zone has been put in place.

Devon and Cornwall Police said there were no reports of any injuries but Cliff Road was closed to the public.

A force spokeswoman said officers were assisting with a "full yard evacuation".

Properties are also being evacuated, she added.

Emergency services have declared a major incident.

Navy Lookout tweeted: "Crane at A&P Falmouth just collapsed on RFA Tidespring in drydock. Enormous bang & sirens sounding. Hope no casualties.

"Fortunately RFA Tidespring undamaged - Crane collapsed on the dockside. Assume no injuries but yard evacuated."

PA

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