Mansfield homes evacuated after mudslide in old quarry

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Parts of the cliff face have collapsed into gardens

Thirty-five homes have been evacuated in Nottinghamshire after a mudslide.

Police and fire service crews were called to the former Berry Hill Quarry, Mansfield, just before 17:00 GMT after reports part of a cliff was giving way.

Mansfield District Council confirmed it attended Bank End Close "following concerns for the safety of people living in the houses".

A number of roads have been closed in the area. There are no reports of any injuries.

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Emergency accommodation has been offered to those affected

The fire service said two crews had been sent to the scene and residents were being evacuated from the area as a precautionary measure.

Resident Natalie Palmer said: "Me and my daughter were in the living room when we heard a really loud noise and looked out of the window.

"We realised the cliff was coming down and for a moment it looked like it was all going to come down. We were really worried."

The district council said it had offered emergency accommodation to those affected.

The region has seen heavy rain throughout the day, following days of persistent rainfall.

More rain is forecast overnight.

A number of roads have also been closed in the county, including the A1.

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