Now you see it...

A 30ft deep sinkhole has opened up in the driveway of a house and swallowed up a family's car.

sinkhole

Phil and Liz Conran stand outside their home with their new hole

Firefighters were called to the property in Main Road, Walter's Ash, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, at 8.32am where they found the hole which is 15ft in diameter.

sinkhole

No-one was inside the Volkswagen Lupo when the hole opened up

A Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: "Firefighters were called to a sinkhole (30ft deep, 15ft diameter) which swallowed a parked car in the driveway of a house in Main Road, Walter's Ash.

"Firefighters placed a cordon around it and gave safety advice.

"The incident was handed over to building control at Wycombe District Council. Firefighters were at the scene for about an hour."

Loading Slideshow...
  • High Wycombe sinkhole

    Phil Conran looks out of a window from his home, in Main Road, Walter's Ash, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, after a 30ft-deep sinkhole opened up in the driveway yesterday and swallowed his car.

  • High Wycombe sinkhole

    A view of a 30ft-deep sinkhole opened up in the driveway yesterday at the home of Phil and Liz Conran, in Main Road, Walter's Ash, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, which swallowed their car.

  • High Wycombe sinkhole

  • High Wycombe sinkhole

    Surveyors at the home of Phil and Liz Conran, in Main Road, Walter's Ash, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, after a 30ft-deep sinkhole opened up in the driveway yesterday and swallowed his car.

  • High Wycombe sinkhole

    Phil Conran looks out of a window from his home, in Main Road, Walter's Ash, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, after a 30ft-deep sinkhole opened up in the driveway yesterday and swallowed his car.

  • High Wycombe sinkhole

    Phil Conran looks out of a window from his home, in Main Road, Walter's Ash, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, after a 30ft-deep sinkhole opened up in the driveway yesterday and swallowed his car.

  • High Wycombe sinkhole

    Phil and Liz Conran stand outside their home, in Main Road, Walter's Ash, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, after a 30ft-deep sinkhole opened up in the driveway yesterday and swallowed their car.

  • High Wycombe sinkhole

  • High Wycombe sinkhole

  • High Wycombe sinkhole

  • High Wycombe sinkhole

    A view of a 30ft-deep sinkhole opened up in the driveway yesterday at the home of Phil and Liz Conran, in Main Road, Walter's Ash, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, which swallowed their car.