Front of houses collapse into street after sinkhole appears in Abbey Hey

House fronts have fallen into the street after a sewer collapsed in Manchester.

The front of two houses have collapsed thanks to the sinkhole, with four properties in total affected in Walmer Street, Abbey Hey. A large emergency services scene is in place.

Nobody has been injured.

In a statement, a United Utilities spokesperson said: "United Utilities are dealing with a collapsed sewer on Walmer Street in Abbey Hey.

"This has caused the road to partially collapse causing significant damage to some homes in close proximity.

"Thankfully everyone is safe and nobody has been injured.

"A decision was made to relocate residents of four properties and they have been found alternative accommodation.”

Earlier in the evening, a car had been 'swallowed' by the sinkhole.

It comes as thousands of properties in Manchester had to be evacuated overnight due to rising river levels as Storm Christoph hit the region. Follow our live flooding updates from across the region here.

A reporter is at the scene.

Part of the road has collapsed in Walmer Street in Gorton (Image: Twitter/@breadlineblues)

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Pictures from the scene this evening

Emergency services at the scene after a house collapses in Abbey Hey (Image: Manchester Evening News)

Emergency services at the scene after a house collapses in Walmer Street, Abbey Hey