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.