Torrential rain leaves Purbrook fields underwater

Mick Fellows (53) struggles through the flooded road between Mill Lane and Pigeon House Lane at Purbrook after taking feed to his girlfriends horse ' Dylan' ''Picture by:  Malcolm Wells (160103-4066)
Mick Fellows (53) struggles through the flooded road between Mill Lane and Pigeon House Lane at Purbrook after taking feed to his girlfriends horse ' Dylan' ''Picture by: Malcolm Wells (160103-4066)

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‘SOME of the worst flooding in a decade’ left fields in Purbrook underwater.

Torrential rain yesterday hit the south coast, and caused flooding to fields across the Purbrook area and to the north of Portsdown Hill.

Boarhunt Road near to Manor Farm and St Nicholas Church at North Boarhunt was flooded 'Picture by:  Malcolm Wells (160103-4047)

Boarhunt Road near to Manor Farm and St Nicholas Church at North Boarhunt was flooded 'Picture by: Malcolm Wells (160103-4047)

Mick Fellows, whose partner looks after a horse in Purbrook, was forced to contend with the aftermath to feed the animal.

The 53-year-old said: ‘It was terrible over there. It was probably the second worst bit of flooding I have seen in the past 10 years. It was impassable at points.’

Describing the scene, Mr Fellows added: ‘The fields there were underwater. It was like a river was running through them.’

Boarhunt Road near to Manor Farm and St Nicholas Church at North Boarhunt ''Picture by:  Malcolm Wells (160103-4028)

Boarhunt Road near to Manor Farm and St Nicholas Church at North Boarhunt ''Picture by: Malcolm Wells (160103-4028)

Boarhunt Road near to Manor Farm and St Nicholas Church at North Boarhunt 'Picture by:  Malcolm Wells (160103-4007)

Boarhunt Road near to Manor Farm and St Nicholas Church at North Boarhunt 'Picture by: Malcolm Wells (160103-4007)