A car was swallowed up after a massive sinkhole opened up in Greenwich following torrential rain on a residential street.

Police were alerted about the road collapse at Woodland Terrace, outside Benefice of Charlton St Thomas’ Church, at 3.23am on Thursday, May 12.

The officers turned up to find a blue Vauxhall Zafira poking out of the hole.

A spokesman for the Met told the Mirror that nobody had been injured in the incident.

He said: “Officers are on the scene and there is a cordon in place. The local authority has been called and there are other agencies on scene.”

A Royal Borough of Greenwich spokesman told the Mirror that the council was working with emergency services to secure the area.

He added: “We are urgently investigating the matter and will update residents the moment we have more information.”

It is thought that the damage to the road was caused by heavy rain that broke up the surface.