Video: Warning after reports of sinkhole opening up in Leeds

A sinkhole has reportedly opened up on a street in Leeds.

West Yorkshire Police said on Twitter that it had received calls reporting a sinkhole in Spen Crescent, Horsforth today (Wednesday).

A sinkhole is a hole in the ground that is occurs following the collapse of the surface above.

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A Leeds City Council spokesman said highways officers put a rod plate over the hole as a temporary safety measure while further investigations take place.

They said there had been no impact on traffic.

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