Giant 20ft wide sinkhole opens up on residential street in south London and swallows MOTORBIKE


Giant 20ft wide sinkhole opens up on residential street in south London and swallows MOTORBIKE as police cordon off road

  • Emergency services were called to the scene on Martens Avenue in Bexleyheath just before 9pm last night 
  • Police and firefighters were met with the 16ft deep void and it has not yet been made clear what caused it 
  • Cordons put in place and remain there this morning, and there have not been any injuries, police confirmed

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A giant 20ft wide sinkhole has opened up and swallowed a motorbike on a residential street in south London

Emergency services were called to the scene on Martens Avenue in Bexleyheath just before 9pm last night.

Police and firefighters were met with the huge void which had formed on the residential road – though it’s unclear what caused it.

Photographs show the size of the hole – which spans the entire width of the road and is said to be more than 16ft deep. 

A police cordon was initially put up around the damaged section of road and officers remained at the scene to protect members of the public.

A giant 20ft wide sinkhole has opened up and swallowed a motorbike on a residential street in south London

A giant 20ft wide sinkhole has opened up and swallowed a motorbike on a residential street in south London

Emergency services were called to the scene on Martens Avenue in Bexleyheath just before 9pm last night

Emergency services were called to the scene on Martens Avenue in Bexleyheath just before 9pm last night

An aerial shot shows the extent of the sinkhole, which opened up on a residential road in Bexleyheath at 9pm last night

An aerial shot shows the extent of the sinkhole, which opened up on a residential road in Bexleyheath at 9pm last night

Police and firefighters were met with the huge void which had formed on the residential road - though it's unclear what caused it

Police and firefighters were met with the huge void which had formed on the residential road – though it’s unclear what caused it

Photographs show the size of the hole - which spans the entire width of the road and is said to be more than 16ft deep

Photographs show the size of the hole – which spans the entire width of the road and is said to be more than 16ft deep

A police cordon was put up around the damaged section of road and officers remained at the scene to protect members of the public

A police cordon was put up around the damaged section of road and officers remained at the scene to protect members of the public

An aerial shot shows the extent of the sinkhole, which opened up on a residential road in Bexleyheath at 9pm last night

An aerial shot shows the extent of the sinkhole, which opened up on a residential road in Bexleyheath at 9pm last night

A barrier has now been set up by Thames Water around the site, cordoning off the damaged area. 

A Metropolitan Police spokesperson told MailOnline: ‘Police were called to Martens Avenue, Bexleyheath, shortly before 21.00hrs on 21 June to reports of a large sinkhole.

‘Officers attended and cordons were put in place. There are no reported injuries.’

A London Fire Brigade spokesperson added: ‘Firefighters were called at 21:06 last night to a sink hole the depth of 5m in the road on Martens Avenue in Bexleyheath.

‘We helped make the scene safe and the incident was over for crews by 22:28.’

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