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Three homes evacuated after sinkhole opens in Ripon

18 February 2014 Last updated at 22:31 GMT

Three homes had to be evacuated after a 25ft-wide (7.5m) sinkhole opened in a street in North Yorkshire.

Fears buildings would collapse forced people to leave their homes in Magdalens Close, Ripon, after the hole opened at about 17:45 GMT on Monday.

Ian White reports.