YORKSHIRE water has started sewer checks in parts of Bradford Moor and Thornbury as it looks to reduce the risk of flooding in the area.

The year-long project will see the company replace damaged sections of sewer, broken gullies and pipes.

Checks will also be made to ensure disused drains from old outside toilets and wash blocks are properly disconnected.

This work follows on from successful schemes in Keighley and Leeds.

Michael Piper, Yorkshire Water Project Manager, is overseeing the scheme.

He said: "We’re giving sewers in areas of Bradford Moor and Thornbury a health check to make sure they're flowing properly, as well as repairing any damage that could cause flooding issues."