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Hole in Wolverhampton street repaired after concerns for safety of children and dog walkers

A damaged gully in a Wolverhampton street has been repaired after residents were left concerned for the safety of children and dog walkers.

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The "very deep" hole, at first thought to be a sinkhole, was spotted near to a drain at the corner of Lapper Avenue and Ward Grove and had been filled with litter, including an empty bottle of rum.

Wolverhampton Council said repairs "will be undertaken" to repair the road defect after residents took to social media to speak of their safety concerns.

Litter has been thrown down the hole which has appeared in the road

One woman posted a picture of the pothole – which is near to Hill Avenue Primary School – on Facebook, saying she "would hate it if anyone got hurt".