Damaged sea defences at Bawdsey
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Bawdsey sea defences swept away in gales

Sea defences in an area of Suffolk have been swept away exposing 600 acres of agricultural land to the risk of flooding, it has been claimed.

The Environment Agency said it had spent £7m over the past 10 years at Bawdsey on the low-lying beaches near the martello towers.

Emergency repairs costing hundreds of thousands of pounds will now get under way.

  • 12 Feb 2014