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Thorne water to be boiled until at least tomorrow

More than 3,500 householders in Thorne, near Doncaster, are being advised to boil their tap water until at least tomorrow, as contamination fears continue.

The alarm was raised yesterday afternoon, after high levels of bacteria were found in some samples. Yorkshire Water says tests are still being carried out but the company is not yet content that the supply is without risk.

Thorne residents told to continue boiling water

Yorkshire Water says residents in the Thorne area of Doncaster must continue to boil their drinking water.

It follows a warning issued on Friday afternoon that high levels of bacteria had been found in the water supply. The water company said yesterday that after extensive tests the situation was not as bad as first feared, but that drinking water must be boiled until further notice.

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We 'recognise enormous inconvenience' to customers, say Yorkshire Water

More than 3,500 homes and properties in South Yorkshire are currently with without tap water after a contamination scare.

The alarm was raised in Thorne, near Doncaster, yesteday afternoon, after high levels of bacteria were found in water samples. Teams from Yorkshire Water have been working through the night to try to solve the problem and dozens of gallons of water have been delivered to residents in the streets.

Yorkshire Water spokesman Richard Sears said: "We recognise the enormous inconvenience it is causing our customers."

100,000 litres of bottled water delivered to Thorne after contamination scare

Residents fill up containers after 100,000 litres of water delivered to Thorne Credit: ITV Yorkshire

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Concern for man missing from Doncaster home

Christopher French Credit: South Yorkshire Police

Police are concerned for the welfare of a man who has gone missing from home in South Yorkshire.

Christopher French, 31, was last seen at 10.30pm yesterday, when he left his home in the Warmsworth area of Doncaster in a red Ford Focus.

He is 5ft 8ins tall and was last seen wearing a white jacket with a green leaf pattern, navy blue shorts and white Nike trainers. Anyone with information should call 101.

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