Southwold Pier evacuated after smoke detector fault

Southwold Pier

Southwold Pier - Credit: Archant

A Suffolk seaside attraction was evacuated today amid fears of a fire.

Visitors were directed away from Southwold Pier this morning following a smoke detector fault.

Peter Webstile, operations manager at the pier said: 'It was only evacuated for safety reasons.

'It was an extremely smooth evacuation.'

Emergency service crews were told to stand down after the fault was found.

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The pier is now back open.

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