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Couple devastated after their Norfolk cottage starts sinking

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A thatched cottage on the Norfolk Broads has become a tourist attraction for all the wrong reasons - it's sinking.

Owner Gail Pitts told ITV News Anglia that her and her husband Ken discovered their holiday home on the River Bure in Horning had started to tilt at the beginning of February.

The extent of the damage is clear to see. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The devastated couple have now been forced to move out of their £850,000 holiday home which will have to be demolished. The couple were about to retire to the area.

They say there had been no warning signs the property, which had been partly re-thatched, was starting to sink.

Signs have been erected around the property with the words Danger, Unsafe.

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The site of their home leaning significantly to one side has caused quite a lot of interest among locals and passers-by.

The couple now face an anxious wait to see if insurers will pay out. They have told ITV News Anglia that the situation has caused immense stress and that they are not sleeping properly.