Probe follows landslip near Skipton Castle

Gatehouse Skipton Castle
Gatehouse Skipton Castle
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A CORDON has been put in place following a landslip near Skipton Castle, police said today.

North Yorkshire Police said they were contacted by a member of the public at 12.30pm today regarding a landslip at the rear of Skipton Castle.

Structural engineers have been called in to assess the damage and British Waterways have also been informed as it is believed that rock fell into Springs Canal and Eller Beck which run below the castle.

A spokesman for North Yorkshire Police said today: “To help keep people safe while this work is on-going, police have cordoned off the area of concern in Skipton Woods. The county council has also diverted a nearby footpath.

“Members of the public are asked to abide by the temporary safety measures until further notice,” the spokesman added.