A SINKHOLE has appeared in a Sedgley street today (July 4).

The hole appeared in Padarn Close, just off the Northway, near to Alder Coppice Primary School.

Dudley Council has sent out a crew to secure the area and make it safe for the public.

Councillor Karen Shakespeare, cabinet member responsible for environmental, highways and street services said: “We are aware of the sinkhole and are sending out a crew this afternoon,Thursday July 4, to secure the area and make sure it is safe for the public.

"Camera surveys will be undertaken, with the help of utility providers to try to identify the cause and allow it to be fixed.”