A section of the back of the Old Courthouse in Cockermouth has fallen away and landed in the River Cocker below, reports The Standard.
image for illustration: Cumberland Council
The Standard writes:
… A section of the back of the Old Courthouse in Cockermouth has fallen away, including the back walls over three floors, sections of flooring and parts of the roof.
The bridge over the River Cocker has been closed after the collapse and people are being urged to avoid the area….
Mark Jenkinson, MP for Workington, criticised Cumberland Council for not taking action over the building sooner….
A Cumberland Council spokesperson said: “The Old Courthouse is an iconic building in Cockermouth and we share local residents’ sadness following the recent partial collapse of the building….”