A couple were shocked to discover a mystery 20-foot hole in their back garden, swallowing a skip that had been in its place.
Kate Scott and partner Paul Harding, who moved into the house in Stokenchurch, Buckinghamshire, just two weeks ago, had ordered the skip as they were preparing to build a new conservatory.
But they were left stunned on Sunday morning when they woke to find the six-yard skip had fallen into a giant hole measuring 15ft by 15ft.
They later discovered that the skip had sunk into a cesspit beneath their lawn, which they had not known was there.
Ms Scott, 37, said: ‘It was a massive shock, we just couldn’t believe it. The hole is about 20-foot-deep and takes up a third of our front garden.
‘It’s really gutting as we only moved in two weeks ago.’
The couple, who have a nine-month-old baby Scott, ordered the skip to be delivered to their house on Friday evening.
They had arranged for builders to start digging out foundations for the conservatory on Sunday.
Skip: (Miscellaneous Technologies / Building) a large open container for transporting building materials, etc. – freedict