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Suffolk rehab centre which helped celebrities like Russell Brand to close down

Focus12 is closing down. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A drug and alcohol centre in Suffolk which has helped celebrities like Davina McCall and Russell Brand is to close next month.

Focus12 has been operating in Bury St Edmunds for more than 20 years and has supported hundreds of people struggling with addiction.

The organisation says the closure is down to a combination of factors, including rising costs.

The centre employs 12 people.

The centre helped Russell Brand get his life back on track. Credit: PA

"All of the clients that are with us will be seen through to their graduation," Chief Executive Tony Kimber told ITV News Anglia.

"They'll be seen off, hopefully, to lead a long life in recovery. We won't leave anybody just cut off. They'll be looked after and then the staff will be looked after as well."