Landowner standing next to sink-hole
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Giant sinkhole near Cowshill 'could keep growing'

A giant sinkhole that has opened up on farmland in County Durham has continued to cause increasing concern as it threatens to get bigger, a landowner said.

John Hensby, 71, from Cowshill near Bishop Auckland, said he had been warned the 110ft (35m) wide chasm would grow.

It opened up on Mr Henby's land, above an old lead mine, about 260ft (80m) from his house.

  • 25 Aug 2014
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