RESIDENTS in a village near York are being urged to boil their tapwater before they drink it.

Yorkshire Water has issued the 'boil water' advice for people in Elvington.

It said that during a routine test, it had 'found a potential issue' in the village.

"You can still use your water to wash, clean and flush your loo," it said. "But until further notice, we’ve taken the precautionary measure to ask you to boil your water before you consume it."

In its latest update, it said: "We're on-site dealing with the problem."