Fury at Sheffield street holes

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A Foxhill resident has been left furious by ‘death trap’ holes in the pavement near her home.

Donna Peaker, of Foxhill Road, said there are at least five large holes with exposed wires at the bottom on the pavement outside the medical centre.

They are there as part of works being carried out by contractor Amey for a third party.

Mrs Peaker, aged 46, fears a young child or an animal could fall down the holes or even be electrocuted.

She said: “They have left great big holes in the pavement. A kiddie or a small animal could fall down it and get killed or burned.”

She said the holes have been left exposed for about three weeks.

“It’s an absolute disgrace,” she added.

“There are barriers around the holes but kids just kick them down because there’s nothing securing them to the ground.

“If an animal or small child falls down they could die, and they just don’t seem to be bothered. It’s ridiculous.”

Graeme Symonds, Amey spokesman, said: “We’d like to apologise for the length of time these holes have been open.

“This situation has arisen because of technical difficulties related to the age of the electricity cable.”

He said the holes were due to be filled in yesterday to ensure safety over the festive period but they will be reopened in the New Year so work can be completed.