Devon

Waves smash huge hole in Teignmouth seafront

Teignmouth Image copyright Environment Agency
Image caption The Environment Agency said its main concern was to ensure that the area was made safe and prevent the situation getting worse

Storms have gouged out a 10m (30ft)-long hole on a seaside promenade.

Environment Agency workers are filling the gap at Teignmouth in Devon after the 2m (6ft) deep void appeared near a lighthouse.

The agency said its main concern was to ensure the area was made safe and prevent the situation getting worse.

District councillor David Cox said rough seas had sucked out old flood defences from the sea wall.

Image caption Storms have gouged out a 10m (30ft)-long hole on a seaside promenade

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