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Swimming pool in Sudbury closes due to swimmer ‘pooping’ in the water

PUBLISHED: 22:10 13 August 2018 | UPDATED: 22:12 13 August 2018

The Kingfisher Leisure Centre in Sudbury Picture: PHIL MORLEY

The Kingfisher Leisure Centre in Sudbury Picture: PHIL MORLEY


The swimming pool at Kingfisher Leisure Centre in Sudbury has closed due to a swimmer accidentally ‘pooping’ in the water.

Kingfisher Leisure Centre in Sudbury Picture: PHIL MORELYKingfisher Leisure Centre in Sudbury Picture: PHIL MORELY

A post on the leisure centre’s Facebook page advised those swimming today, between 3.40pm and 4pm, to shower thoroughly.

The pool is set to reopen at 6.30am on Thursday, August 16.

“Our swimming pool is currently closed to the public due to an unknown swimmer accidentally “pooping” in the water,” the post reads.

“To ensure bather safety we will now follow the guidance issued by the Health and Safety Executive 179 Managing Health and Safety in Swimming Pools.

“This will mean that we will be closed until 6:30am on Thursday 16th August.

“If you were swimming with us today between 3:40pm and 4:00pm it is recommended that you shower thoroughly if you have not already done so.

“Please note that Environmental Health have been notified of this incident.”

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