A sinkhole which has opened up on a city playing field could put risks at lives, it has been claimed.
The hole, in Harlaw Road playing fields, was gated off by council workers and the entire green space was sealed off in May.
Hazlehead councillor Martin Greig has made repeated calls for repair work to be carried out on the site, which lies on top of a former dye works.
Last night, Mr Greig said he had received reports that children had accessed the field and were playing dangerously near the hole.
He warned that serious injury or worse was invetiable if the authority did not take action now.
“The appearance of the sink hole was unexpected, it’s vital to check and find if there are other areas that are vulnerable on the field,” he said.
“The council needs to get a move on to check the safety of the field because there are young people going into the field and obviously their safety needs to be protected.”
The city council has said engineering work is under way to try and find a solution to secure the field.
Councillor Neil Cooney, communities, housing and infrastructure convener, said: “Our engineer has determined that inspection pits and trenches need to be dug to establish the extent of the problem. The engineer is currently in the process of appointing a contractor to dig these and his investigations will then continue after that.
“We are doing what we can to establish what can be done to remedy the situation, in order to get the site back into operation as a playing field as soon as possible.
“For safety reasons we cannot allow any personnel onto the field, as there is a risk that further sink holes could open up. This is why we have been unable to carry out any grass cutting or other grounds maintenance work.”