Sinkhole swallows car in London street

A car has fallen into a sinkhole in a residential street in London

The Vauxhall Zafira partially disappeared down a sinkhole in Woodland Terrace in Greenwich, south-east London, in the early hours of Thursday morning. Picture: Joe Nerssessian/PA Wire
The Vauxhall Zafira partially disappeared down a sinkhole in Woodland Terrace in Greenwich, south-east London, in the early hours of Thursday morning. Picture: Joe Nerssessian/PA Wire

The Metropolitan Police were called to Woodland Terrace in Greenwich at around 3.23am on Thursday.

Officers discovered a blue people carrier, which had been parked outside Benefice of Charlton St Thomas’ Church, partially in the hole.

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A police spokesman said no one had been injured in the incident.

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He added: “Officers are on the scene and there is a cordon in place. The local authority has been called and there are other agencies on scene.”

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