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Sex toys, knives and underwear: List reveals items clogging up Devon’s sewers

By Exeter Express and Echo  |  Posted: April 10, 2014

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A south west water company has published a list of things found stuck in sewers including a SEX TOY - so large it caused a FLOOD.

Officials at the company say as well as toiletries pipe workers have also found false teeth, mobile phones, bikes, a dead sheep and a dismantled greenhouse.

A spokesman said during once incident in Devon crews found a sex toy - which was so big it blocked the underground pipes.

He said: "When called to clear sewer blockages, our technicians are never sure what to expect.

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"The majority of blockages are caused by non-biodegradable materials flushed down the toilet - cotton buds, baby wipes, condoms, tampons and sanitary towels - or fat, oil and grease poured down the sink.

"But some of the more unusual items that have been found by our network crews include false teeth, mobile phones, plastic toilet freshener hangers, underwear, a 12-inch kitchen knife and sex toys."

Other items found down the drains by technicians have included steel rods, children's toys including bicycles, a dismantled greenhouse and a dead sheep.

The spokesman added: "When it comes to clearing blockages, we've come to expect the unexpected. When we're looking for the cause it could be anything and it's surprising what you do find.

"The sex toy found actually caused a major internal flood."

Top ten list of items found in South West sewers

• False teeth

• Mobile phones

• Plastic toilet freshener hangers

• Underwear

• 12-inch kitchen knife

• Sex toys

• Length of timber

• Steel rods

• Children’s toys including bicycles

• Dead sheep

And one for luck:

• A dismantled greenhouse

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  • BigTrev  |  April 10 2014, 12:48PM

    My mum wants to know if they've a lost property box, she's been looking for they toy for weeks

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