Storm damage leaves breakwater 'dangerously unstable'

Port Erin Breakwater Police said the cavity was the size of a "small car"

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The Old Breakwater in Port Erin has been closed to the public after storm damage left it "dangerously unstable".

According to the Department of Infrastructure (DoI) a "cavity the size of a small car" has appeared following recent poor weather on the island.

A DoI spokeswoman said: "Part of the breakwater was carried away on the harbour side and a large amount of infill was washed away."

With further bad weather forecast the area has now been fenced off.

Department of Infrastructure engineers are currently investigating the damage.

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