Could this be Cromer’s answer to Mount Rushmore?

A curious figure has been spotted in Cromer keeping an eye on the pier and beach.

But the mysterious man is not a lifeguard or member of coast watch but rather a natural phenomenon within the rocks above the shoreline.

This real life cliff face was spotted by dog walker Paul Warner who noticed the Mount Rushmore-like figure while strolling on the sand from Cromer towards East Ruston.

Mr Warner, 50, from Central Road, said: 'It's been there quite a while because I go for a walk down there quite a lot, about five times a week. It's got to the stage that I just nod to him to say hello.'

The mysterious face - who Mr Warner likes to think may be Henry Blogg looking out for the lifeboat crew - is about 400 yards from the promenade and looks out over Cromer's shoreline.

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'It's in a place where there has been a cliff fall over the last year or year before, so it could go at any time,' Mr Warner added. 'Nobody could lean over or get a ladder over there to do that.'

He has since pointed it out to his wife Janet, deputy clerk at Cromer town council, who took a picture of the cliff face on her phone and sent it into the News. We then dispatched our photographer Antony Kelly to get some more close up shots of the coastal figure, which resembles America's famous Mount Rushmore monument.

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The national memorial in South Dakota depicts 60-foot sculptures of former American presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln.

Their faces took more than ten years to construct and now attract around two million visitors every year.

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