Teetering house finally demolished

A house that has been falling into the North Sea for years has been demolished after the tidal surge pushed it closer than ever to the edge.

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Norfolk: Happisburgh house demolished following last week's tidal surge

The house is demolished earlier today. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A house in the Norfolk village of Happisburgh that has been falling into the North Sea for years was finally demolished today.

Last week's tidal surge meant that the house was dangling on the edge of the cliff. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The bungalow's owner, Bryony Nierop-Reading, had refused to leave her home while others around were taken down.

But after last week's tidal surge the building perched dangerously close to the edge and she agreed to allow the council to knock it down:

Bryony Nierop-Reading, pictured second on the right, can't look as her house is demolished. Credit: ITV News Anglia

"I've known for the whole five years I've lived here that one day I'd lose it, and I suppose in a way the worst has now happened.

"I haven't got to worry about it happening anymore and I've just got to move on now."

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