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Fears over man's sea-defence work
Earth being moved at Easton Bavents
Clay and earth are being moved to the eroding seafront
A man shoring up a section of eroding Suffolk coastline has been asked to stop over fears it is contributing to a rapid drop in nearby beach levels.

Former civil engineer Peter Boggis, 73, has been shoring up the cliffs at Eastern Bavents in Suffolk after losing 19 acres of land to the sea.

Waveney District council has asked him to stop to allow experts time to measure the impact his work is having.

The drop between Southwold promenade and the beach is six metres in places.

Mr Boggis said he would "endeavour to comply with the request".

But he said his scheme will eventually help to add sand to the beach.

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