A residential street has been shut this afternoon after a sinkhole opened up in the road.

Engineers are in Ivy lane, Bognor, trying to fix the gaping hole in the tarmac which measures roughly a metre across.

It is not yet known what caused the hole but the road will remain shut while repair works are carried.

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One bystander said: “I’ve never seen anything like it. It’s just frustrating for the people that live here.

“Hopefully they can get it fixed soon.”

West Sussex County Council has been contacted for comment.