Car falls down huge hole in street

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Greenwich MPS, Met Police

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Police were called to Woodland Terrace in the early hours

A car has fallen down a huge hole in a street in south-east London.

The blue people carrier was discovered by police parked outside St Thomas’ Church, in Woodland Terrace in Charlton, at about 03:20 BST.

The road has been closed near the church due to “subsidence problems”, London Buses said.

BBC Radio London reporter Barry Caffrey, who is at the scene, said there was speculation the collapse could be due to recent heavy rain.

The Royal Borough of Greenwich said it was “urgently investigating”.

A police spokesman said: “The local authority has been called and there are other agencies on scene.”

He said no-one had been injured and a cordon was in place.

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The blue people carrier is stuck in a hole outside St Thomas’ Church, Charlton

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Workers from Thames Water are on the scene in Charlton

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Helen Jakeways

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The blue people carrier is now behind a police cordon

A council spokesperson said: “The Royal Borough of Greenwich is aware of an incident that occurred in Woodland Terrace, Charlton and is working with emergency services to secure the area.

“We are urgently investigating the matter and will update residents the moment we have more information.”

A diversion is in place for bus route 380.

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The car was parked outside St Thomas’ Church on Woodland Terrace

Car falls down huge hole in street

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