Knipe Point demolition begins

Houses on the East Coast put at risk by a landslip will be demolished today.

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Knipe Point homes demolished

Demolition work has started on the first of four homes left dangerously close to the edge of a cliff after a landslide.

The properties at Knipe Point in Scarborough have been condemned after the slippage - the second in recent years.

Three homes had to be pulled down in 2008. Residents say they're living in fear of whose home will be next.

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Demolition on Knipe Point begins

Malcolm Pirks, from the Knipe Point Residents' Association Credit: ITV Calendar

Houses on the East Coast put at risk by a landslip will be demolished today.

A land slip at a beauty spot in Scarborough, where three homes had to be demolished in 2008, meant residents were forced to move out of their homes on Knipe Point earlier this year.

The latest collapse has brought the cliff edge to within a few feet of several homes.

A report was commissioned by the Knipe Point Residents Association, which concluded water seeping from the cliff face had most likely leaked from a pipe - run by Yorkshire Water - from the nearby McCain factory.

But Yorkshire Water said an investigation they launched into the landslip showed they were "not to blame".

Today a digger moved in to start demolition work on four houses. Contractors say it will probably take a couple of days to complete the work. There are more than fifty houses on the estate.

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