Huge sinkhole drains Stockport pond

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A giant sinkhole has swallowed almost all the water from a pond in Greater Manchester.

The 40' sinkhole appeared in the pond at Abney Hall Park in Stockport. The man-made clay pond is home to fish as well as waterfowl. The hole in the bed of the pond is believed to lie above the massive sinkhole, which is taking the water away to a nearby waterfall.

Some of the fish are thought to have drained away with the water while others have been left in the small pocket of water that remains in the centre of the pond.

The Environment Agency says there is no risk to the remaining fish or wildlife and no pollution to other waterways, while a spokesman for Stockport Council stated that the pond is no longer losing water and work to assess the situation is ongoing.

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