Blocked sewer kicks up a stink

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A clogged-up sewer pipe in Dalston has forced the closure of the Three Store in Kingsland Shopping Centre, and led to problems for local businesses.

The blockage had been causing disruption for nearby Costa Coffee for the past fortnight, and has now reached a point where staff were forced to close the mobile phone outlet early on Monday morning.

Affected customers have been directed to a different Three Store in nearby Angel.

A staff member for Costa said: “We have been having problems with the pipes for two weeks, and we’ve had to close up our toilets now the problems gotten worse”.

Three has declined to comment on the issue. The Kingsland Shopping Centre stated that the blockage was “…being rectified”.