Couple's 'dream' cliff top home in Hemsby demolished in minutes

A couple's 'dream home' by the sea has been torn down in a matter of minutes, the fourth home to be demolished on Hemsby's crumbling coastline in less than a week.

High tides and strong winds have left some cliff-top bungalows along the stretch of Norfolk coastline at risk of collapsing onto the beach.

The latest bungalow to be torn down was owned by a couple who are said to be devastated.

They have been given temporary accommodation by Great Yarmouth Borough Council at a nearby holiday park.

So far a total four homes have been demolished in the Marrams, and a neighbouring property rented by Sarah Goward, 52, and her son John Goward, 23, could be demolished as early as this afternoon.

Meanwhile the home of another resident, Lance Martin is slowly being moved back from the edge.

The property has so far been dragged back around 10 feet to try and save it for a bit longer.

The bungalow is being moved inch by inch back from the edge. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Lorna Bevan, founder of the Save Hemsby Coastline group said the devastation was inevitable.

"We've been saying for years this is going to happen if we don't get coastal protection.

"It is a shock maybe so much has happened so quickly but it was on the cards to happen without an intervention.

"It's scandalous."

Around 2,000 tonnes of rock is due to start arriving in Hemsby this week as an emergency measure to protect the dunes and more people's homes.

Road closures remain in place in the area and the beach is still closed to the public.

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