Families evacuated after landslide causes 70ft wall to collapse into their gardens

Ellen Manning
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A 70 foot wall has fallen into the gardens of properties in Nottingham after heavy rainfall, February 04, 2021.  Five families were evacuated from their homes in the middle of the night after reports of a 'landslide' in Nottingham.  See SWNS story SWMDwall.  Distressed residents were woken up by the noise of a tonne of bricks, rubble and earth falling into their back gardens of their terraced houses after a 70-foot high wall collapsed.  Nottinghamshire police said five families from four houses had to be evacuated in the pouring rain in Sneinton at 1am on February 3.  Officers arrived at the scene to discover severe damage to their homes, with bathrooms and kitchens flooded.
Residents had to be evacuated from their homes after a 70ft wall collapsed in their gardens after heavy rainfall. (SWNS)

Five families were forced to flee their homes in the middle of the night after pouring rain caused a landslide of tonnes of rubble into their gardens.

The terrified residents were woken by the sound of bricks and earth collapsing into their gardens after a 70ft (21m) wall collapsed in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Emergency services rescued the families from four separate properties in Sneinton, Nottingham, as their bathrooms and kitchens flooded during the torrential downpour.

A 70 foot wall has fallen into the gardens of properties in Nottingham after heavy rainfall, February 04, 2021.  Five families were evacuated from their homes in the middle of the night after reports of a 'landslide' in Nottingham.  See SWNS story SWMDwall.  Distressed residents were woken up by the noise of a tonne of bricks, rubble and earth falling into their back gardens of their terraced houses after a 70-foot high wall collapsed.  Nottinghamshire police said five families from four houses had to be evacuated in the pouring rain in Sneinton at 1am on February 3.  Officers arrived at the scene to discover severe damage to their homes, with bathrooms and kitchens flooded.
Residents were woken up in the early hours of Wednesday to the sound of tonnes of bricks, rubble and earth falling into their back gardens. (SWNS)
A 70 foot wall has fallen into the gardens of properties in Nottingham after heavy rainfall, February 04, 2021.  Five families were evacuated from their homes in the middle of the night after reports of a 'landslide' in Nottingham.  See SWNS story SWMDwall.  Distressed residents were woken up by the noise of a tonne of bricks, rubble and earth falling into their back gardens of their terraced houses after a 70-foot high wall collapsed.  Nottinghamshire police said five families from four houses had to be evacuated in the pouring rain in Sneinton at 1am on February 3.  Officers arrived at the scene to discover severe damage to their homes, with bathrooms and kitchens flooded.
Nottinghamshire Police said five families from four houses had to be evacuated. (SWNS)

Shocking images show the crumbled wall lying inches from the houses and piles of rubble blocking a stairway between the two roads.

Nottinghamshire Police said no-one was injured and the families who were evacuated returned to their homes at 6am the same day.

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Inspector Charlotte Allardice said: “Emergency services were called from distressed residents following a report of a landslide in Spalding Road and Windmill Lane, St Ann's at around 1am this morning.

“They needed assistance with somewhere to stay overnight. They returned to their homes at around 6am having spent time with their neighbours.

“Roads close to the incident had to be closed until the area was deemed to be safe.”

She said the force was working with the local council to respond to the situation.

A 70 foot wall has fallen into the gardens of properties in Nottingham after heavy rainfall, February 04, 2021.  Five families were evacuated from their homes in the middle of the night after reports of a 'landslide' in Nottingham.  See SWNS story SWMDwall.  Distressed residents were woken up by the noise of a tonne of bricks, rubble and earth falling into their back gardens of their terraced houses after a 70-foot high wall collapsed.  Nottinghamshire police said five families from four houses had to be evacuated in the pouring rain in Sneinton at 1am on February 3.  Officers arrived at the scene to discover severe damage to their homes, with bathrooms and kitchens flooded.
Nobody was injured in the incident and the residents returned to their homes the following morning. (SWNS)

Nottingham City Council said it was sending structural engineers to evaluate the damage caused by the collapsed wall.

A local authority spokesperson said: “We are aware of this incident and are supporting the police in their efforts to help affected residents.

“All residents in affected properties were safely evacuated nearby and we have arranged for temporary accommodation to be made available this morning for residents who need it.

“We have arranged for structural engineers to attend to assess damage to the properties from the wall collapse.”

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