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Residents on a Tyneside housing estate which will be partially demolished are no nearer finding out who is responsible for what's happened.

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Work to begin on Spencer Court culvert

Dunhelm Homes, the company overseeing the demolition of flats at Spencer Court, have announced that work will begin to assess the damage on the culvert underneath.

The flats at Spencer Court were demolished last week after flooding caused extreme damage to the building and the culvert underneath.

Investigations will now be carried out to assess any damage which has been caused to the culvert, and is expected to being tomorrow (November 1st).

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Newburn demolition draws to a close

The second week into its demolition, the remnants of Spencer Court are cleared away
The second week into its demolition, the remnants of Spencer Court are cleared away Credit: ITV

The last remnants of Spencer Court have been removed from the site in Newburn today (29th October).

The flats in Newcastle were left on the verge of collapse a few weeks ago after heavy rains caused a culvert to collapse, washing away the ground under the residential building.

Hundreds of residents then had to be evacuated from the flats.

Now that the building has gone the extent of the underground damage will be examined.

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Spencer Court to be demolished

The foundations of Spencer Court washed away by the floods Credit: Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue

A date has been set to demolish a block of flats badly damaged in recent floods.

Dunelm Homes says it now has the go ahead to dismantle Spencer Court in Newcastle.

The work is scheduled to begin next Tuesday and is expected to take at least two weeks.

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