UPDATE: Suspected cause for Midhurst sinkhole

Southern Water has said it is sending a team to investigate the sinkhole that has opened up in Bepton Road.

Wednesday, 9th May 2018, 6:28 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th June 2018, 11:44 pm
Sinkhole in Bepton Road. 9-05-18. Photo by Katen Read DOtEk1Nmau9a8StshXdh

West Sussex Highways has now arrived at the scene near the Masonic Hall to carry out emergency repairs.

The road has been closed with a police cordon in place to prevent an accident.

Highways workers suspect a water leak may be responsible for the sinkhole, which began appearing at around 2.30pm.

Katen Read, who works nearby, said she saw the hole open up after a large lorry drove past.