Investigation is underway after giant sinkhole 30ft wide and 20ft deep opens up on farmland

Mail Online | 1/18/2019 | Zoie O\
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A huge 30ft-wide and 19ft (6metre) deep sinkhole has opened up in a field, starting a hurried investigation by the Coal Authority.

The public safety and subsidence team at the Coal Authority were alerted to the massive hole, in a field in Midlothian, Scotland, after the landowner spotted it on Friday.

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Coal Authority bosses have already sealed the area off and will visit the site in the coming weeks to inspect the hole.

It is believed the sinkhole is related to an abandoned mine known as the Roslin Colliery.

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James Hammond, regional project manager for the public safety and subsidence team at the Coal Authority, said: 'In December 2018, we received a report of a hole in a field in North Midlothian.

'Our regional team responded quickly to erect fencing to secure the area.

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'We will be undertaking thorough investigations...
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