Giant sinkhole opens up in front garden

A ten meter crater has opened up in the Jenkins front garden in Upper Basildon.

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Nightmare before Christmas as sinkhole opens in family's front garden

It's a homeowner's nightmare- a 10m crater opening up in your front garden, and no knowing if your house is safe. But that's what's happened to the Jenkins family after a huge sink hole appeared outside their home at Upper Basildon, near Pangbourne. Experts say a collapsed tunnel may be the cause, as the site was a brick works in the 19th century. If finding a 32-foot wide crater - yards from the property just before Christmas isn't bad enough - the Jenkins family have been told their insurance company might not pay out. Rachel Hepworth reports.

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