Bath landslip: locals ask if blocked drains are to blame
Houses were evacuated in Bath last night after a landslip. Properties in Upper Camden Place were affected after rubble - including a seven foot high boulder - along with broken trees were washed down a hill.
It followed an lengthy period of heavy rain and locals believe blocked drains are partly to blame.
These are shots of the landslip on Lansdown in Bath taken by helicopter this morning. You can clearly see the large boulder that made its way down the wooded slope following a long period of heavy rain.
Tributes have been paid to the man who died in the landslip outside Beaminster tunnel in Dorset thirteen days ago. Michael Rolfe from Fivehead near Taunton, was on his way home from a night out with a friend when the car they were in got caught in the mudslide.
His friend, Rosemary Snell who lived in Misterton near Crewkerne also died. Today Dorset Police confirmed that they'd referred their handling of the incident to the Independent Police Complants Commission. The car was left undiscovered for ten days. Richard Lawrence reports.