The enormous hole suddenly developed just yards from the front doors of three detached properties in Plains, Lanarkshire. Homes have been evacuated after a massive sinkhole appeared in their street overnight. The enormous hole suddenly developed just yards from the front doors of three detached properties in Plains, Lanarkshire.

The crater covers a large section of road in Moffat View in the village and is estimated to be 30ft wide and 10ft deep. Residents have been told to stay away from their £130,000 properties until work is carried out to assess and fix the damage. Locals have speculated a former mineshaft had collapsed following heavy rains. The cul-de-sac had been closed off since Wednesday morning and was being inspected by workers today. READ MORE