AN investigation has revealed that the blockage of a sewer pipe at Gyllyngvase has been caused by concrete, asphalt and stone.

Over the weekend South West Water were called out to the public toilets on Gyllyngvase Beach after reports of raw sewage spilling onto the beach.

A manhole had lifted up and raw sewage had spilled onto the pavement.

They conducted a CCTV survey and found the pipe had been blocked by a variety of building materials. It said it's next step would be to investigate and clear out the rubble.

The area has been sealed off with red and white tape and cones on Monday.

Read next:

Raw sewage spills onto pavements outside Gyllyngvase Beach public toilets

A statement from South West Water said: “We received a report of a manhole spilling near the public toilets at Gyllyngvase at 9.45am on Sunday.

"Our operator attended and a CCTV survey revealed the sewer is partially blocked with concrete, asphalt and stone.

"Our next steps are to carry out more investigations and are likely to include further cleansing and repairs to our asset.”

The toilets on Falmouth sea front have been plagued with problems for over a month and have been closed for health and safety reasons since the end of February.

The problems with the toilets go back to the end of February when Falmouth Council were forced to close them due to health and safety reasons.