The demolition of a flood hit block of flats in Newcastle has begun.
Contractors from MGL Demolition Limited of Durham moved in to begin the painstaking work of dismantling Spencer Court in Newburn, demolishing the building slowly from the roof down.
The demolition had been delayed until Dunelm Homes was given the go ahead by insurers.
It is expected that the work to dismantle the building will take at least two weeks to complete as progress will be dictated by site and weather conditions.
Stones were used to help stabilise the area around the stricken building before the demolition began.
The residents in Spencer Court were evacuated after downpours caused the estate to flood, severely eroding the foundations of one of the five blocks of flats.
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