A council has issued a warning to beachgoers following a sewage leak in north Norfolk. 

North Norfolk District Council is advising walkers, dog walkers and swimmers to avoid a section of East Runton Beach following the leak. 

It comes after the beach regained its Blue Flag status last month after previously losing it in 2022 following downgrades to the quality of the water. 

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Beachgoers have been advised to avoid the area highlighted in redBeachgoers have been advised to avoid the area highlighted in red (Image: North Norfolk District Council)

East Runton also recently topped a list of the cleanest beaches for swimming alongside Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, Sheringham and West Runton, being rated "excellent" by the Environment Agency for water quality. 

An Environment Agency spokesperson said: “North Norfolk District Council has closed part of East Runton beach due to a sewage leak.

"Anglian Water has attended site to resolve the problem and the overflow has stopped.

"The Environment Agency is working with the council to assess the impact.

"It is likely that the pollution will be naturally washed away by the high tides.”