Police sealed off Northampton town centre road due to collapsing wall

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

Tuesday, 5th July 2016, 3:54 pm
Updated Tuesday, 5th July 2016, 4:56 pm

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.

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

The road has now been reopened.