An east Suffolk town will be left with no bank as Barclays has announced the closure of its branch. 

The banking giant is set to shut its branch in Leiston later this year. 

Barclays has said the reasoning behind the closure is due to lack of customers using the bank. 

According to Barclays, only 64 customers use the branch regularly and 86% of people who do use it also use the online banking app. 

After the branch closes, the next closest Barclays bank will be in Lowestoft. 

It comes after the Barclays branch in Southwold close down last year

Although the bank will be closing, Barclays has said it will still maintain a presence in the community.

A spokesman for the bank said: "We want to reassure you that we’re here to help. We’ll stay in your community and you’ll be able to talk to us in person.

"We’re finalising the details of where we’ll be based, and when, to support you with your banking, and we‘ll share the details locally once confirmed.

"We’ll be available to help you with things like day-to-day banking queries and helping you manage your money, though there won’t be access to cash at this site."

The bank will close on Friday, May 17.