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Waves punch 15ft hole in shingle bank

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A POWERFUL tidal surge punched a 15ft hole in the L'Eree shingle bank yesterday morning.

The gap was plugged by Environment contractors who used diggers to rake the shingle back into position.

La Societe Guernesiaise conservation officer Jamie Hooper inspected the damage and advised on how it should be repaired.

He said relentless bad weather had weakened that natural sea defence over a number of days.

'It's a soft defence, which means it's designed to be mobile,' he said.

'It benefits from that mobility, it's a natural ecosystem in its own right and it's only in extreme events that we need to intervene.'

See more weather stories in today's Guernsey Press

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