Erith residents are kicking up a stink after raw sewage flooded their street.

Paul Seymour, 56, and his neighbours, in Sandcliff Road faced human waste and rubbish flowing down their road on Friday (May 13).

The stinky stream continued yesterday, when a second manhole overflowed.

News Shopper: Paul Seymour stands in Sandcliff Road where the sewage is a problem.

Paul Seymour in Sandcliff Road, Erith

Residents of the cul-de-sac have dealt with similar problems on numerous occasions over the last two decades.

In 1998 the road became the scene of "London's worst ever sewage spill" when thousands of gallons of chemical sewage overflowed into the street, 10 houses and into the River Thames.

News Shopper:

Sewage floods Sandcliff Road

The clear-up following the spillage was not properly completed until 2004.

In 2008 the sewage river returned once more.

In September 2012 the vile stream ran again - five times in one month.

And, in August 2014 residents were left down in the dumps when floods saw human faeces seep into their homes.

Mr Seymour, a maternity manager at Darent Valley Hospital, who has lived in the road for more than 20 years, said yesterday: "Day two now of repeat spillage with rivers of raw excrement down both sides of the road. Just as well we're both used to it now.

"S*** happens."

Thames Water have been contacted for a comment.

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