Dog rescued from sinkhole in Whitburn

Firefighters were called to rescue a dog that had fallen down a sinkhole
Firefighters were called to rescue a dog that had fallen down a sinkhole

A dog has been rescued by firefighters after falling down a sinkhole in Whitburn.

Two rope rescue teams from South Shields were called to Whitburn at about 5.45pm tonight.

A four-year-old Lurcher had fallen down a sinkhole near to Souter Lighthouse.

A firefighter was lowered into the area to retrieve the dog.

The owner was advised to take their pet, which appeared to be uninjured, to the vets for a precautionary check-up.