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Sinkhole swallows County Durham farmland

A sinkhole has appeared on farmland in County Durham.

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Concerns sinkhole 'will get bigger'

The owner of land in County Durham where a large sinkhole has appeared says he is very worried it will get bigger.

The crater, which is around 100 feet deep, was discovered in the Cowshill area in Weardale last week. Durham County Council has closed a public footpath nearby for safety reasons.

With rain forecast over the coming days the land owner, John Hensby is concerned that the sinkhole could grow in size:

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