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Swanage Pier 'could crumble into the sea'

9 April 2012 Last updated at 15:48 BST

The future of a Victorian pier in Dorset is in jeopardy because its base is being damaged by the sea and parasites.

Swanage Pier was named 2012 Pier of the Year by the National Piers Society but there are fears that, without significant investment, it could crumble into the sea.