BOURNEMOUTH'S first and only board games cafe has closed its doors and a forfeiture notice has been displayed in the window.

Coffee & Dice in Christchurch Road, Boscombe opened in May 2017, offering customers the chance to play its 500 different games while they enjoyed refreshments.

But now the premises is empty and a notice has been put up by landlord Calendula Assets, care of the DWP Housing Partnership in St Clement's Road, Boscombe.

Dated January 9, it refers to a lease made between Calendula Assets and Coffee & Dice in May 2017.

It says: "Take notice that the landlord has today re-entered Unit 7 Calendula Place, Christchurch Road, Boscombe in accordance with the landlord's power under clause 37 of the lease.

"As a consequence of the re-entry, the lease is forfeited and the premises has been secured.

"And take notice that no one can lawfully enter the premises unless they have been given authorisation by the landlord."

It goes on to say that any attempt to enter may be a criminal offence and could result in prosecution.

Coffee & Dice was founded by Jessica Hancock and Marc Shotter and was slowly developed over two years prior to its official opening.

It was opened following a successful Kickstarter campaign which raised the £10,000 they needed to open up for business.

The cafe is the latest in a series of shops, coffee shops and pubs to close across the conurbation in recent months.

Online shopping has been blamed for a reduction in the number of people visiting the high street.