Residents of a road in Bridport say they feel trapped by water gushing outside their doors after a river burst its banks.

St Swithins Road was badly hit by Monday's flooding.

The road - which is located next to the River Brit - became almost impassable on foot due to the flooding which reached above the pavement in places.

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This isn't the first time that the road has flooded and some residents are already armed with sandbags - but say it is a source of constant anxiety.

James Buckley has lived on St Swithins Road with his partner Louise Dawe and children for four years. Since moving into the house, which is owned by Magna Housing, he says flooding has been a constant issue.

He said: "The house has been flooding for all the time we've been here. The anxiety is real. You don't realise it until you have experienced it.

"We have sandbags all year round front and back door.

"When we moved here they didn't warn us it was a flood risk. If it doesn't improve we are considering moving.

"We have all these cars going past blowing water up. It stresses me out."

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: James Buckley who lives on St Swithins Road has had persistent issues with flooding

Louise added: "My first warning that it was flooded was when I came down the stairs and put my foot into a puddle of water in the hallway.

"It is worrying. I worry all the time, it damages your mental health. The first few times the kids cried.

"Not being able to get out your front door is a worry."

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A fellow resident of St Swithins Road Sally-Ann Ward said: "My garden has just flooded along with everyone else. It is an unbelievable amount of rain.

"It is a bit of a shock, especially the road. I have never seen it as bad, not since 2012. It is trouble down the end. If it doesn't stop before high tide starts then it will be in the house."

Another resident said: "I think it's just the volume of water. The drains can't deal with it.

"I mean our toilet is starting to back up and our garden is flooded, but it hasn't come into the house yet."