COASTGUARDS have been called to Brighstone this morning (Wednesday) following reports a dog had gone over a cliff.

The Needles and Ventnor Coastguard Rescue Teams were called to Chilton Chine, off the Military Road, at around 9.30am.

A UK Coastguard spokesperson said: "We were called to reports a dog had gone over the cliff. Teams are still at the scene and we are still investigating."

UPDATE 1.40pm: Rescue crews have beem stood down in their search for the missing dog.

A spokesperson for the UK Coastguard said: "Teams were searching for the dog but the search has now been completed and the teams are standing down.

"Unfortunately we have not been able to find the dog."