Newquay surfers warned as sewage station fails

Fistral Image copyright Steve Daniels
Image caption Fistral is among the beaches affected

Surfers have been warned to expect sewage in the sea after a pumping station failed in Cornwall.

South West Water (SWW) said it was working to fix the Gannel sewage station in Newquay after it became aware of a problem at 23:30 GMT on Thursday.

Sewage is affecting the sea at beaches around Towan Head as well as Crantock and Fistral, said SWW.

The company tweeted: "Sorry if this affects your NYD plans."

Operations manager Mike Galligan said: "We are sorry if this affects anyone's plans for a New Year's Day dip or surf.

"We are working night and day to fix the issue as quickly as possible."

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