MAINTENANCE men were left stunned when they found a toilet in the sewers of Oxford city centre. 

Thames Water technicians were clearing a blockage on Saturday when they discovered that an entire toilet had somehow made its way into the sewage system.

The company warned people not to turn the city's sewers into an "abyss for household rubbish" after the shocking find.

Thames Water spokesman Stuart White said: "It never ceases to amaze us what we find in our sewers, but this toilet really pushes the boundaries."

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