Police officers have been spotted in action near an abandoned hotel. 

A number of police cars were spotted outside the former Star Hotel in Great Yarmouth on Friday night.

At least three police vehicles and officers were seen close to the boarded-up hotel at around 11.30pm.

On Saturday morning police tape was spotted on the door of the former Natwest building which is connected to the hotel.

Several police cars remain at the scene.  

Since shutting its doors in 2020, the site, once a favourite haunt of Charles Dickens and Horatio Nelson, has become plagued by crime.

Great Yarmouth Mercury: Police outside Star Hotel in Great YarmouthPolice outside Star Hotel in Great Yarmouth (Image: Contributed)

In January it was revealed that Great Yarmouth Borough Council approved emergency action to secure the hotel in the North Quay area of the town, which has become a shadow of its former glory following years of neglect.

It was announced that the council would spend £81,000 to make repairs to the roof and erect metal shutters to secure the ground floor.

The emergency works follow a spend of £21,660 last October to repair damage to the prominent building, which is just a stone's throw away from the town hall.

Norfolk Police were approached for comment.