Police sealed off Northampton town centre road due to collapsing wall

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Emergency services were called to a road in Northampton town centre after fears of a collapsing wall.

A member of the public reported the danger in St Michael’s Road, Upper Mounts, earlier today. Parts of a newly-repaired wall appeared to be bulging precariously over the pavement.

Firefighters from The Mounts station attended and police cordoned of the one-way road over fears for the safety of pedestrians and motorists.

Building control officers from Northamptonshire Borough Council have since served a notice on the owner of the wall and fenced off the area.

They have carried out emergency repairs and will bill the owner for the cost.

The road has now been reopened.