Underground video shows extent of Worthing sinkhole

FOOTAGE of the interior of a Worthing sinkhole has revealed a ‘substantial’ hole had opened up beneath the street.

The fire brigade and police headed to South Street, Tarring, around 7pm last night (June 18) after the sink hole opened up. The hole was 18 inches in diameter on the surface but substantially larger underneath.

Worthing watch commander Darren Wickings said it was lucky a larger hole had not opened up.

“It could’ve been quite nasty if it had opened up and a car or a lorry was parked over it,” he said.

What actually caused it I don’t know. It had obviously been like that a little while.”

Video from freelance photographer Eddie Mitchell shows the extent of the hole under the street.

Sinkhole opens in South Street, Tarring. Picture by Eddie Mitchell

Sinkhole opens in South Street, Tarring. Picture by Eddie Mitchell

Police and highways were also at the scene.

“They found it to be quite a large hole underneath there,” said Mr Wickings.

“It was extremely lucky that whatever happened yesterday evening hadn’t happened earlier and someone had fallen or tripped into it or a vehicle gone into it.”

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