A series of PVC pipes, some of which were broken, were found on the east coast of Scotland on Wednesday, with crews working to repair the damage.

    The damaged pipes were found near the mouth of the Wye River on the north west coast of the UK.

    A spokesman for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs said the pipe was damaged by a leak caused by the “recent flood”.

    “We are assessing the extent of the damage and are asking anyone with information about this incident to contact us,” he said.

    “We have identified and dispatched additional staff to the area to help investigate the cause of the incident.”

    He added that “all the necessary safety checks have been carried out” and that crews would be on site “for the next couple of days”.

    The incident follows a spate of water pipe incidents across the UK in recent months.

    Earlier this year, a fire in a carpark on a residential street in Birmingham caused the death of a man who was reportedly trapped inside a car.

    The fire was put out by police.