Frances O'Neill
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Ripon woman talks about back garden sinkhole

A woman has spoken about discovering a sink hole in the rear garden of her North Yorkshire home.

Fire crews were called out to Magdalen's Road, Ripon, at 22:30 GMT on Wednesday and found a hole measuring about 20m (66ft) by 10m (33ft).

The depth of the hole, in the back gardens of two properties, is estimated to be about 6m (20ft) deep. No injuries have been reported, with the area cordoned off.

One of the residents, Frances O'Neill, said she went outside to find her steps into the garden missing and the ground moving.

  • 10 Nov 2016