Couple’s horror after garden completely covered in neighbours’ poo twice

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A woman has been left trapped in a nightmare after her back garden was completely covered in human poo.

Lorraine Needham-Reid, 55, said it has happened twice because of careless neighbours flushing baby wipes, which caused a huge drain blockage.

She discovered the horrifying mess of overflowing sewage on to her garden patio on Saturday, Yorkshire Live reports.

Her husband tried to resolve the problem by "rodding it out" but the blockage was too severe.

They later found out their next door neighbours in Honley, West Yorkshire were having a similar problem and also had human waste in their garden.

The first time it happened a drain engineer was sent out and put a camera down the drain, which revealed it had been caused completely by baby wipes.

They are unsure which house is causing the problem but all neighbours were issued with a warning not to flush the wipes.

Lorraine said finding herself in the same situation again is “quite frankly appalling” and she has been left close to tears.

She said: "The drain engineer said this time it is so bad it would have to be Yorkshire Water who sort it, he contacted them and told them we were at risk as we had human excrement in our garden.

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"We have been in touch with them and whilst we are on the list it could be tomorrow before anybody comes out.

"Apart from us having to live with human poo in our garden if the snow or rain falls the only place for it to run is out into the main road – it's frankly appalling.

"We were not able to shower this morning as more water down will just mean more poo – the smell is vile.

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"All that was needed was for baby wipes to be put in the bin.”

The mess has been “coming back up our drains” and “it's not even our poo”, she added.

Lorraine, who works in the waste and recycling industry, said it is “awful” because of the coronavirus pandemic and "I can't even clean anything properly”.

She continued: “We can't even go to anybody else's house as we are in lockdown so we are here unwashed and surrounded by other people's poo right outside my kitchen window – I could cry.

"It has to be a drain up from us as its flowing into us, but we have no idea where the drain goes to."

Yorkshire Water visited on Sunday to clear the blockage and garden.

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