A Post Office business has been closed to customers after its shutters broke.
The security rollers installed at Pennywell Post Office in Sunderland have become stuck, meaning the business has been shut to visitors.
A spokesman for the Post Office said: "We would like to apologise to customers for any inconvenience caused by the temporary closure of Pennywell Post Office.
"This is due to a maintenance issue with the premises.
"We are working hard to restore services to the area as soon as possible.
"In the meantime, customers can access Post Office services at any branch including Grindon Post Office and Ford Post Office.”