Northumbrian Water confirm it will replace a collapsed sewer after they responded to an incident of it overflowing in March.

A sewer on Eastwoods Road, in Prudhoe will be replaced after Northumbrian Water investigation found that it collapsed when it was overflowing in March.

A spokesperson for Northumbrian Water said: “We are aware of two recent incidents where this sewer has been blocked and overflowed, the latest being Tuesday night.

“On both occasions we carried out a full clean of the area and will be doing a further cleanse of the sewer over the next few days.

“We’ve been working to try and find the cause of the problem and have made plans to replace a small section of sewer pipe that we think is the issue. 

“We will be doing this work with Northumberland County Council and expect it to be complete by the end of April.

“We apologise for any inconvenience caused and would encourage local customers to contact us if they have any issues in the meantime.”

Prudhoe Cllr Gordon Stewart said : "I am pleased that through working with Northumbrian Water a solution has now been found for this long running issue, there will be some disruption to the area but it is hoped to keep it to a minimum, as it is anticipated the work will be carried out after the football season and before the park becomes even more popular in the summer months.

"All our parks and open spaces are important to us and I am keen to ensure they are maintained to a very good standard."