Sinkhole swallows County Durham farmland

A sinkhole has appeared on farmland in County Durham.

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'21-day emergency closure' around sinkhole

Mike Ogden and his team at Access and Rights of Way have placed an emergency closure on the public footpath near a sinkhole that has appeared in County Durham:

We were contacted by the landowner yesterday (Thursday, 21st August) and went out to inspect the sink hole immediately. We have put a 21-day emergency closure in place on the public footpath nearby as a precaution.

We are working with the landowner to ensure there is no risk to any members of the public and will be visiting the site this afternoon (Friday 22 August) to inspect the area again and will continue to monitor the situation.

– Mike Ogden, Team Leader

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