Update: Pothole reported weeks before sink-hole developed

Sink hole in Reigate Road, Worthing'December 14, 2012

Sink hole in Reigate Road, Worthing'December 14, 2012

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A Reigate Road resident’s fears were realised when the pothole he reported to the council several weeks previously turned into a large sink-hole.

Bob Spanswick, 74, had noticed a depression in the road and promptly reported it to West Sussex County Council’s highways department.

Taxi driver Edward Ephgrave next to the sink hole

Taxi driver Edward Ephgrave next to the sink hole

He was unsurprised, therefore, when the depression turned into the sink-hole on Friday.

Bob said: “I called the council and all they did was put some tarmac on it a week or two later.

“They should have been down straight away.

For the full story, see the Worthing Herald, out Thursday, December 20.