A mudslide in Mansfield has caused 35 homes to be evacuated by police.

Emergency services rushed to the area just after 5pm following reports of safety concerns for residents.

Pictures from the scene in Bank End Close, Mansfield, show a number of properties almost engulfed by mud, Nottinghamshire Live reports.

The road has been closed between Berry Hill Road and Jenny Beckett's Lane and drivers are being told to avoid the area.

Keeley Stovell, the manager of Browns Bar and Bistro, said: “The top of the bank has come down along with trees. It has covered people’s back gardens. It has covered over six-foot fences.

“Police and fire have been evacuating people from their houses, it’s a bit unstable especially with the rain forecast for tonight.

“I feel sorry for those who have come back from work and have no garden left and families have been moved out of their homes for the night.

“I was shocked, it’s not something you expect.”