Osney Court evacuees Alan and Denise Coleman, pictured, said they were not likely to return to their home until Tuesday.

The couple moved out of their home on Wednesday and were moved to Birch Court in Headington before going to the Premier Inn in Oxford yesterday.

Grandfather-of-three Mr Coleman, 62, said their housing association Home Group had organised the hotel for them and said: “They will let us know when it is safe to go back.

“The Home Group has been tremendous, they have been fantastic.”

He added: “I think we will be out until next Tuesday.

“There is not much you can do about it.”