Sewage leak affects River Yealm

Swimmers have been advised not to enter the River Yealm near two Devon villages after sewage was found to be leaking into the water.

The sewage has affected parts of the river near the South Hams villages of Newton Ferrers and Noss Mayo.

Organisers of the annual Yealm Regatta, which starts next week, said they had cancelled all swimming races.

South West Water said it was working to clear a blockage in a sewage system which was causing the problems.

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