A 'structurally unsafe' County Durham road has been forced to close for urgent repairs after a sofa was found at the site. 

Wardens working for Durham County Council found the bit of household furniture on Charlotte Street in South Moor on Friday (July 21) and set about removing it. 

After taking the sofa away, they noticed that urgent repairs must be carried out to allow the road to be deemed 'safe'. 

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Several complaints had also been received about the road, which council workers have now acted on.

The road has been cordoned off and can't be accessed by vehicles until repair works have taken place, according to the wardens.

In a post added to social media on Friday, the wardens said: "Neighbourhood Wardens have assisted our clean and Green team with removing a sofa in the area of Charlotte Street, South Moor.

"Complaints have been received regarding the structurally unsafe road at the end of the street.

"Highways have been called out and are cordoning it off until repairs are made, please be aware if you are around this area."