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Port alert as hole appears

PUBLISHED: 14:35 01 August 2001 | UPDATED: 15:16 03 March 2010

INVESTIGATIONS are under way to find out why a hole suddenly appeared in Cliff Quay, outside the Brewery Tap pub.

The hole, about the size of a traffic cone, opened about a week ago and Ipswich port manager Rob Smith says they are doing all they can to solve the mystery.

INVESTIGATIONS are under way to find out why a hole suddenly appeared in Cliff Quay, outside the Brewery Tap pub.

The hole, about the size of a traffic cone, opened about a week ago and Ipswich port manager Rob Smith says they are doing all they can to solve the mystery.

"The hole is not actually on our property but obviously it affects traffic getting in to the port.

"We are not sure exactly what happened but it looks like it could be the drain system from an old park which is causing the area to fall in.

"We are commissioning research in to it before we start digging around the area as we do not want it to return as it is a main access part."

The hole, which has been cordoned off and made safe for members of the public, has not caused any major problems for traffic in the area.

Tolly Cobbold owns the land where the hole has appeared but no one from the company was available for comment.

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