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Protest group formed over part closure of pier

Part of Lowestoft South Pier shut to public Credit: ITV Anglia

Protestors angry at part of the closure of the South Pier in Lowestoft have launched a campaign to try to get it reopened.

The owners say the section owned by Associated British Ports - at the far end of the pier - has been shut amid concerns over maintenance and insurance.

Campaigners have formed a group called Pier Pressure and are collecting signatures on a petition. They claim the closing this part of the pier will hit anglers.

Businesses on the pier are stressing they are unaffected by the closure and are operating as normal.

Gathering signatures in support of Pier Pressure's petition Credit: ITV Anglia