Terrorist threat at water plant

A WOMAN who lives near a water treatment unit has been stunned by an eight-foot fence that has been put up - to deter terrorists.Workmen from Essex and Suffolk Water are currently putting up a security fence around the unit near Shirley Davis' home in Low Street, Benhall, near Saxmundham.

A WOMAN who lives near a water treatment unit has been stunned by an eight-foot fence that has been put up - to deter terrorists.

Workmen from Essex and Suffolk Water are currently putting up a security fence around the unit near Shirley Davis' home in Low Street, Benhall, near Saxmundham.

Mrs Davis, 72, said the fence is an “eyesore” and will devalue her property.

She said: “I've been told they're putting it up in case of terrorists. I've lived her three years and my neighbours lived here 17 and there's never been a terrorism problem before - are we all going to be poisoned by water?


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“I moved into the countryside for a quiet life and then this goes and happens. This is awful.”

Mrs Davis said she had already negotiated with the water company to change the colour of the fence from silver to green.

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The fence is around 8ft and has got barbed wire on the top. She said: “Why do you need barbed wire down a country lane? I don't think anyone would want to live right next door to it.”

A spokesperson for Essex and Suffolk Water said: “It's a security fence to stop people coming on to the site and we've spoken to Mrs Davis on a number of occasions.

“We use barbed wire as a standard for putting fences up and the gates will be locked every night.”

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