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Burst pipe causes huge water spout in Halewood

A huge fountain of water was sent gushing into the air after a water pipe burst in Merseyside.

It could be seen soaring about 70m (230ft) above houses in Cartbridge Lane, Halewood, from about 12:00 BST.

The leak erupted close to the former Bridgefield Forum site, which is being developed for housing.

A spokesman for United Utilities said engineers had been sent to the scene to carry out a "controlled shut-off".

Video courtesy of Olly Harrison.

  • 31 Mar 2016