LEAKING sewage from a blocked pipe has killed fish in a popular Hampshire pond.
A piece of slate has been blamed for clogging the pipe, causing sewage to spill into a stream leading to Shirley Pond, off Warren Avenue in Southampton.
Southern Water engineers spent yesterday clearing and using special pumps to add oxygen to the pond, which is a popular spot with fishermen, dog walkers and young children.
Several fish left unable to breathe but were rescued from the water. About a dozen were dead by the time the response team arrived.
“The environment is our number one priority and we take incidents such as this very seriously.”