A lump of fat the size of a double decker bus has been discovered clogging a London sewer.
The Fatberg, described as 15 tonnes of festering food mixed with wet wipes and a host of other disgusting ephemera, was found blocking pipes under Kingston in south London.
The revolting mass caused sewage flows through the pipes to be reduced to five per cent of normal capacity and was created by people pouring cooking oils down the drain and flushing sanitary products.
Screen grab from CCTV footage of a giant ‘fatberg’ discovered in a sewer under the streets of Kingston in south London. It was described as the size of a double decker bus
The blockage was so critical it threatened to blast untreated sewage through manhole covers onto the streets of one of the leafiest London boroughs.
Engineers who found the colossal blockage of congealed fat said they had never seen anything like it.