Sinkhole swallows car's wheel in Maldon Road, Wallington

The hole, which is around three feet deep, opened up and swallowed the wheel of a car in Maldon Road at 9am.

The hole, which is around three feet deep, opened up and swallowed the wheel of a car in Maldon Road at 9am.

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A five foot-wide sinkhole has opened up in the middle of a Wallington street.

The hole, which is around three feet deep, opened up and swallowed the wheel of a car in Maldon Road at 9am today.

Police have closed the road between Manor Road and Harcourt Road.

A statement from the police said: "The hole is in the road and is about 5ft wide and 3ft deep. A car had one of its wheels in the hole and the vehicle has now been recovered.

"It is believed the car was being driven at the time the hole opened up. There are no injuries reported. Sutton Council is aware."

Sinkholes have been reported around the country following the recent heavy rains.

The British Geological Survey said the country can expect more holes as the water table recedes following the bad weather.

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1:04pm Wed 19 Feb 14

PeterM says...

A sink hole appeared in a street in Wallington.

The Police are looking into it.
A sink hole appeared in a street in Wallington. The Police are looking into it. PeterM
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9:39pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Mrttsisahero says...

Stop it with the sink holes and just fix the roads.
Stop it with the sink holes and just fix the roads. Mrttsisahero
  • Score: 8

10:57pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Michael Pantlin says...

Is a pothole a junior sinkhole?
Is a pothole a junior sinkhole? Michael Pantlin
  • Score: 12

12:19pm Fri 21 Feb 14

fiatmum86 says...

Swallows??? thought i was going to open this article and see much worse LOL.....get fixing these darn potholes and stop relaying silly paths that DONT need replacing.
Swallows??? thought i was going to open this article and see much worse LOL.....get fixing these darn potholes and stop relaying silly paths that DONT need replacing. fiatmum86
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