Floods engulf Sunderland’s Academy of Light

Flooding at the Sunderland AFC Academy of Light.

Flooding at the Sunderland AFC Academy of Light.

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FLOODS have hit Sunderland football club’s Academy of Light.

Fire crews have had to pump thousands of litres of water from the plant room at the centre off Sunderland Road.

Sandbags to protect against flooding at the Sunderland AFC Academy of Light.

Sandbags to protect against flooding at the Sunderland AFC Academy of Light.

The crews were called to the academy at 6.45am and spent three hours removing the water from the building.

Bryn Hanson, crew manager at Fulwell Fire Station, said: “Water was flooding the plant room and could have lead to electrical faults.”

He added: “The area around Cleadon and the Academy has experienced a lot of flooding.

“Because of the flat land and fields the water has no where to drain.

“If this rain continues we expect to receive more calls of this nature.”