The owner of a much-loved toy shop has announced it will close down at the end of the month. 

Nigel Kemp has run Halesworth Toy Shop since 1995 but said his decision to close his store is so that he can focus on its sister site in Beccles. 

Mr Kemp said: "Having run the shop since the turn of the century, I now wish to reduce my work commitments and will concentrate on my other shop, The Toy Box in Beccles. 

"Despite the numerous challenges that have been thrown at the retail trade over the last few years, I am pleased to say that we have managed to keep trading and remain profitable."

Mr Kemp went on to thank all the people that have visited his Halesworth store over the past two decades. 

He added: "I would like to thank all my customers for their loyal support and kind words about the shop over the years. 

"It has meant a lot to me and I know the decision will disappoint a lot of people, but I hope you understand the reason for it."