Does anyone know anything about the sudden hole in the ground near the northbound bus stop (sort of opposite the Hartley?). Some neighbours told me about it - they were walking past about 15 mins before it collapsed, apparently killing a woman in the first floor flat.
Mr Plum walked past shortly after the building collapsed and the woman who runs the Christian Rock bookshop was crying on the pavement, she naturally lost all her stock. We didn't realise that anyone had been hurt though. As you know from the other thread, the hardware shop had already been demolished and it appears that they hadn't done a proper job of shoring up the buildings either side. He also overheard that there was some question regarding the planning permission too.
I'm afraid the Fire Service Report is inaccurate, the building had collapsed long before 11.58pm on Friday. Perhaps they mean am? The damage was done & the area cordoned off by the time we walked to the Christmas Party at 6.15pm.