Angry residents have erected a 's**t show' sign mocking a water company - after a village made famous by The Great British Bake Off was flooded with human waste.

Fed-up villagers in Lambourn, Berks, have been forced to wade through faeces and sanitary products after raw sewage began spewing out of manholes.

They say the grim issue started back in December along Newbury Street when a drain began to overflow - and spilled out into other areas of the village. 

Children have been walking through the stinking water to get to school, while passing cars churn up the filth, which has also been killing plants and wildlife. 

Fears have also been raised about water contamination in the River Lambourn - the same chalk stream that features in The Great British Bake Off.

The village sits within the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is just downstream to where the Channel 4 cooking show is filmed.

Locals have spotted sanitary products, poo and even underwear bobbing around their village but Thames Water are yet to solve the issue.

A mock road sign created by one cheeky local has been positioned along one road with the message 'Lambourne s**t show' written over it.

It's believed high levels of groundwater and already saturated ground has led to increased water flow into local drainage systems.

One resident, who wished to remain unnamed, said: "We have had raw sewage running down the road and into the protected river Lambourn since December. 

"You can see human faeces and sanitary products flowing down the road and into the river constantly.

"Large pot holes have formed in the road and Thames Water appear to have no motivation to find a solution.

"The village requires major investment from those responsible for preventing and dealing with this but this will not happen due to the financial state of those companies and agencies."

Another local added: “It’s not just raw sewage – I know it’s disgusting to even think about but there’s condoms and tampons in the road.

“Our children have to wade through it all to get to school and the smell is abominable.

“We shouldn’t have to live like this.”

The Tory MP for Newbury previously accused Thames Water of putting "profits before people".

Laura Farris wrote to the Environment Agency saying: "It is in the water and poisoning it, week after week.

"Quite why nobody has taken the practical step to catch the effluent in some kind of device, after it leaves the manhole but before it reaches the water is beyond me.

"The casual attitude to such a precious waterway is deplorable." 

A Thames Water spokesperson said previously: "We’re sorry that customers have been affected as our sewers have become overloaded by floodwaters in the River Lambourn area.

"The excessively heavy rain that the region has experienced means the groundwater and river levels remain very high in this area and the ground is saturated.

"A significant amount of this water is entering the local sewer system and causing flooding from manholes.

"We are working hard to keep our sewers flowing and to prevent further flooding."