1. So there’s currently a sinkhole in a Buckinghamshire driveway.
It’s 30ft deep and incredibly dangerous to be near (stay away, man behind window).
2. And it’s not any sinkhole. There’s a car down here. Yes. Really.
3. Luckily nobody was in the car at the time of the incident.
Phil and Liz Conran (pictured above) have lost a car though :(
4. Wycombe District Council issued this statement earlier this afternoon.
The property has been secured and the surrounding driveway taped off as a safety precaution by the Fire and Rescue Service.
Sinkholes in the UK are rare and most have appeared in upland rural locations. Areas include the Mendips, parts of Wales, and the northern Pennines including the Yorkshire Dales. In recent years there has been news of large sinkholes occurring abroad, some of which caused fatalities.
Sinkholes are caused by underground water hollowing out the ground and causing the surface to give way. Over the last two months the UK has experienced unprecedented weather.