Water worries

A shop owner from Bradford has been trying to solve the mystery of what has been causing his store to flood for the past three months.

According to Habib Rehman, who owns Dharkan Boutique on White Abbey Road, the leak is likely to have been caused by a gas blast that occurred outside the store in January.

To prevent the water getting too high in the cellar, Mr Habib has been forced to use a pump three or four times a day.

"If we didn't do it every day, the water could reach the level of where the electric point is and there could be another blast," he said.

Mr Habib believes someone should take responsibility for the leak but is not sure where to turn as the council, water company and gas company have all been passing the blame onto one another.

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Water worries