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Naturists banned from Norfolk beauty spot

Naturists have been banned from Holkham beach in Norfolk, after a growing number of sexual and public decency offences have been reported to police.

Naturists are to be banned after decades on Holkham beach in north Norfolk Credit: Daniel Law / Press Association

Holkham beach has been a popular spot with nudists for generations, and today's decision by the estate managers has been condemned by British Naturism, who said the majority are being punished for the actions of a small minority.

Andrew Welch, a spokesman for British Naturism said: "It's like using a sledgehammer to crack a nut."