Residents in a village hit hard by the aftermath of Storm Henk have faced road closures, power cuts, and now sewage spilling into their homes.

Cookham, has been largely cut off since the River Thames burst its banks on Friday, January 5.

The village's moor was the first to be overrun by water and the B4447 was closed by the local authority, with the village's other major route via Sutton Road being closed on Sunday, January 7 as flood water levels continued to rise.

Earlier this week, residents reported power outages, adding to their woes.

Yesterday (January 10) residents living on Lightlands Lane said they were seeing sewage spilling out into their homes.

One resident told the BBC: "There are a lot of residents that are getting water and sewage coming into their house from the bathroom.

"We're struggling... we're not wanting to use any water or flush any toilets because there is a fear it's coming back."

Thames Water has put the issues down to their Sewage Pumping Station becoming “overwhelmed”.

A Thames Water spokesperson said: “We are very sorry to residents of Lightlands Lane in Cookham who have been impacted by sewer flooding.

“Unfortunately, flood defences next to Lightlands Lane Sewage Pumping Station were overwhelmed following recent heavy rainfall.  

“This caused the site to flood, affecting our ability to pump sewage away from nearby properties. Our engineers will continue to carry out necessary repairs where it is safe to do so.

“In the meantime, we are using tankers to remove excess sewage reducing the risk of further flooding and to ensure customers can continue to use facilities at home.

“Our customer teams are also working closely with those impacted and will be carrying out clean-ups where required.”