AN investigation has been launched to get to the bottom of who was responsible for blocking the sewage pipes at a popular Falmouth beach.

The saga of the Gyllyngvase Beach public toilets continued this weekend with the blocked pipes being replaced and the toilets about to be reopened.

Falmouth mayor Steve Eve said an investigation would launched to find out who was responsible for causing the blockage caused by building rubble.

"There was a section of pipe which was about 20 meters long which had at least 50% cement blockage and has been the cause of our problems for the last few months,” he said.

“These toilets, along with the other seven blocks of toilets that we on the town council took over from Cornwall Council when they decided due to cuts to close, will remain open and there for local residents and visitors when needed.

"As far as Falmouth Town Council are concerned, public toilets in Falmouth are an important and free facility offered to all who live or visit Falmouth

"There is some road repairs still to finish off but this will not affect the toilets

"I have no doubt South West Water will investigate the cause of the blockage but for legal reasons can not name anyone at this time."

Raw sewage poured onto the pavement because ot the blockage

Raw sewage poured onto the pavement because of the blockage

The toilets at the popular Falmouth beach have been closed since the end of February when a blockage was discovered and two weeks ago raw sewage spilled onto the pavement outside the toilets.

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An exploration of the pipes by South West Water using CCTV discovered that builder's rubber including concrete, asphalt and rubble had caused the problems.

Falmouth mayor Steve Eva said the blocked pipes have now all been replaced.