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No buyer appears to match Victorian pier auction price

The auctioneers said they hoped to complete a sale in the "next 10 to 14 days". Credit: PA

A Victorian-era pleasure pier put up for auction narrowly missed a sale as bids fell below the guide price of £400,000.

Buyers offered up to £390,000 for the 335-ft Cleethorpes Pier in North East Lincolnshire.

But Lincoln-based Swindells Auctioneers said they remained confident a deal can be struck with one of the failed bidders in the coming weeks.

Victorian pier goes under the hammer in Cleethorpes

The historic pier comes with a 600-seat theatre, cafe and bar. Credit: PA

A piece of seaside history will be auctioned off tonight as Cleethorpes Pier goes under the hammer.

The Victorian structure has stood on the Lincolnshire coastline since 1873, with its end-of-the-pier entertainments including wrestling and bingo over the past 140 years.

The guide price for the unusual real estate, which has recently been used as a nightclub, stands at £400,000.