Flood defences breached at Southwold pub
THE weather continued to batter Suffolk last night (Thursday) with localised flooding reported in coastal regions.
The Harbour Inn, in Southwold, reported a deluge of flood waters following the arrival of high tide at just after 7.30pm last night.
The pub's sandbag flood defences were broken through and around six inches of water lined the floor.
Landlord Nick Attfield said: 'The sandbags held for a while but just gave in eventually.
'It's just all very cold, wet and messy. It's not horrendous but a team of eight will be working through the night to clear the pub up.'
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Further detail has also emerged about the lucky escape bus passengers had in the early hours of yesterday in north Suffolk.
A single decker bus, on a shuttle service running between Bernard Matthews Suffolk plant near Halesworth, and Great Yarmouth, crashed into a tree blown into its path by gale force winds.
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The collision happened on the A12 at Blythburgh, close to the Henham junction, about 1.35am on Thursday morning. Police said that no-one was seriously injured in the crash, several people were in shock, and one woman in her 20s suffered a panic attack.
There were about 30 people on board and the front of the vehicle suffered minor damage.