Road closed amid fears house could collapse after cracks appear in wall

London Street is partially closed amid concerns a house could collapse after it developed cracks in its wall 

London Street is partially closed amid concerns a house could collapse after it developed cracks in its wall - Credit: Nelson Wilson

A road in Swaffham has been partially closed amid fears a house may collapse after cracks appeared in its wall.

Police were called at 1.05pm to the scene in London Street. 

The road has been closed between White Cross Road and Haspalls Road as a precaution while structural engineers assess the damage.

The road is closed while engineers assess the situation

The road is closed while engineers assess the situation - Credit: Nelson Wilson

Diversions are currently in place and there is heavy congestion in the town.

Norfolk Fire Service crews are also at the scene assisting police.

A police spokeswoman said: "We were called to Long Road following reports an old house on the roadside had developed cracks in the wall and there are concerns it could collapse.

"The road has been partially closed as a precaution to allow structural engineers to conduct investigations and assess the damage."