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Mildenhall couple angry after garden floods with sewage for second time




A couple whose garden was swamped with sewage after thunder showers were once more worried to leave their house when a damaged sewage pipe brought dirty water flooding back.

Alison and Kevin Holmes, of Brandon Road, Mildenhall , holidayed in Scotland to escape the stench – but found further ‘raw sewage’ upon their return – which Anglian Water needed to pump out.

“It is concerning,” Alison added. "I am angry at the situation."

Alison and Kevin Holmes have again threatened legal action	Picture by Mark Westley
Alison and Kevin Holmes have again threatened legal action Picture by Mark Westley

Anglian Water said the pipe damage was a ‘completely separate’ incident, with the earlier build-up the result of unflushable items causing blockage.

A spokesperson added on Tuesday: “We were contacted by a customer following sewage appearing in their garden. We investigated the issue and identified that the sewer pipe was damaged and we are currently repairing it.”