David Cameron, chillaxing with his wife Samantha in Cornwall, presumably thought he was safe from a shower of excrement – at least until PMQs begins again in September. But the unlucky PM chose the wrong moment to bodyboard with his wife Samantha, as the surf was riven with diluted sewage.
South West Water confirmed to the Times that sewage was pumped into the sea on Sunday morning and on Wednesday afternoon off Polzeath beach, where the Camerons have holidayed every year since 2010. The couple were photographed bodyboarding for about an hour on Monday and Tuesday.
Campaign group Surfers Against Sewage issues alerts to warn people against entering the water because of the risk of infection. Untreated sewage is pumped into the sea as an emergency measure when heavy rain might cause the water to back into people’s homes.