PEOPLE are being warned not to climb over newly installed barriers as works to protect the badly damaged harbour wall at Portreath nears completion.

The sea wall collapsed last Wednesday during Storm Eleanor as high winds and large waves battered the coast.

Contractors Cormac say they have added dumpy bags, concrete blocks and barriers to prevent further damage, and concrete to fill the void under the slipway will be added tomorrow (Tuesday, January 9). They will then be withdrawing from site.

"Safety barriers will be left around the works for safety reasons," said a spokesman. "We ask people not to climb on or over the barriers, sandbags or use the steps within the fenced off areas.

"Even though the concrete blocks weigh around 1.5 tonnes each, it is still possible for high seas to cause them to move or become unstable."