Sewage fills Saffron Walden street on hottest day of the year

PUBLISHED: 09:35 20 July 2016 | UPDATED: 09:35 20 July 2016

Saffron Walden Common. Picture: SaffronPhoto

Saffron Walden Common. Picture: SaffronPhoto

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On the hottest day of the year so far, residents in Saffron Walden were complaining about excrement floating along their street yesterday (Tuesday, July 19) after a blocked drain.

The water authority was contacted after people said the unpleasantness had became serious along The Spike, a side street off the Radwinter Road. A spokesman for Anglian Water which is generally responsible for sewage said: “The flooding is on a private pipe and is not part of the Anglian Water network so I am unable to comment on the cause. We attended the address and have contacted the owner of the pipe.”


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