A Ripon resident has taken to Twitter to show the hole that has appeared in his garden. Seven homes have been evacuated in the area. Nobody is injured.
30ft deep sink hole enveloping the back garden occurred at 10.30. Been told to leave the house for the night.
An expert from Newcastle University explains how a type of rock in this area was the cause of the sinkhole.
Frances O'Neill, 74, said she almost fell in a 30ft deep sinkhole that appeared in her back garden
A resident has told how he is "gutted" at being forced to evacuate his home after a large sinkhole appeared in his back garden.