Patterdale Street Sinkhole. Credit: Police Hour

A Sink hole has appeared in a Hartlepool Street this afternoon forcing Patterdale Road close.

Police and Hartlepool Council initially attended the Small Sinkhole which runs the width of a single carriage road.

The small sinkhole appeared in the middle of the street this afternoon (Friday 1st July)

It is not clear when the street will reopen.