LUMPY 7 lb-plus chub, double-figure barbel, big pike and goer roach all perished as part of a estimated 3,000 fish sewage pollution kill on an urban River Thames tributary.

Local anglers were horrified when the specimens (including the 5 lb 8 oz chub that perished) plus countless endangered eels, dace, gudgeon and perch died along a seven miles of the River Crane near Twickenham in West London.

Thames Water have vowed to put right the environmental damage caused by the sewage spilling into the free fishing River Crane when a sluice gate jammed closed in a major sewer serving Heathrow Airport.

But local anglers are furious that yet again a major pollution has been allowed to happen after huge recent wipeouts on the main Thames and other tributaries like the Wandle.