Thames Water loses ten-year battle over sewage prosecution

A decade-long saga over sewage pollution offences in south London has finally come to an end with a £400,000 bill

Thames Water's 2003 sewage spill flooded gardens and allotments (credit: Environment Agency)Thames Water has lost its final appeal over fines for pollution offences that occurred more than a decade ago.

The water company must now pay more than £400,000 in fines, costs and compensation for a series of sewage leaks into homes in south London in 2003.

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