Ipswich stink returns!

POOO! The Ipswich stink is back!But this time there could be a mucky explanation behind the lingering smell.Last night all four corners of Ipswich were plagued by a nasty niff - which some sensitive noses recognised as manure.

POOO! The Ipswich stink is back!

But this time there could be a mucky explanation behind the lingering smell.

Last night all four corners of Ipswich were plagued by a nasty niff - which some sensitive noses recognised as manure.

And today, farmers said it could well be down to muck spreading at this time of year.

A whiff in south east Ipswich over the years has been put down to emissions from the Cliff Quay sewage works.

However, last year Anglian Water embarked on a major project to cut the smells after residents complained to Ipswich Borough Council, and the new smell is not thought to be from the site.

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Holywells councillor George Debman said: “As I was driving back from Capel St Mary I noticed a country smell but it was different to the one I've smelt in south east Ipswich before. I put it down to muck spreading.

“When I got home and got out of my car in Cliff Lane I couldn't smell anything.

“Anglian Water has been working very hard to get rid of the sewage works smell.”

A spokesman from Free Range Farm, Henley, said: “Farms which have not yet ploughed their land up could have been spreading muck but we are nearly past that time. It certainly wasn't us.”

Brian Finnerty, spokesman for the National Farmers' Union in East Anglia, said: “It could be muck spreading. It happens at various times of the year.”

N Did you get a whiff of the niff? What do you think it could be? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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