Firefighters called to 'dangerous' structure in Sunderland

Firefighters were called to tackle an unsafe electricity pylon in Silksworth.
Firefighters were called to tackle an unsafe electricity pylon in Silksworth.

Firefighters were called to tackle an unsafe electricity pylon in Silksworth.

The structure on Paddock Lane became unsafe after a passing van hit tree branches which then struck the pylon.

Crews from Farringdon were called to the incident at 10:41am to make the pylon safe before Northern Powergrid took over.

No one was injured and crews then left the scene at 11am.