The stench has been reported across Plymouth, Devon, since this morning when locals took to Twitter to complain about the stench, which a local farmer said could be caused by “dirt spread”.
Plymouth residents are reeking after reporting many parts of the historic city are reeking of manure.
Locals have taken to social media as the overwhelming horn odor was noticed in a number of areas.
PlymouthLive report the pong stretching from the boroughs of Millbay and Stonehouse, with some in Stoke, St Budeaux and across the Tamar in Saltash also having their days interrupted by the stench.
A local farmer suggested the smell might be coming from something referred to as “muck spreading” on farms in the area.
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Sarah Elmes from Reach, Devon, took to Twitter to report the horrendous smell and soon found that not only was her area affected, but others were holding their noses.
She wrote, “Can anyone tell me where the crap smell is coming from?”
In response, a local said: “It stinks in Saltash too, I think it’s the farmers spreading their sewage on the fields.
“They always wait until the weather is nice, but it stinks here. I think it’s from a farm, so it’s getting us all!”
Another added: “We have it here too. It’s so bad that the cat finds it offensive.
“It’s not clear where the unpleasant odor is coming from, but it definitely smells like manure from a farm.”
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Throughout Plymouth it’s a smell that really makes you pinch your nose.
This could be caused by the application of manure, which has been an essential part of agriculture and food production for centuries, helping to increase fertility, improve soil structures and encourage the growth of new plants.
One person commented, “I imagine farmers spreading manure to grow our food.”
PlymouthLive is in contact with local farms across Plymouth for more information on what the stench in the city could be.
Another person responded to the tweet, saying: “I used to think it was Tamar Valley fields when I lived in Budeaux. A little strong for Stoke, Milehouse.”
A resident of St Budeaux also said: “It stinks.”
The stench has also been reported in areas such as Milehouse and Mutley Plain.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/entire-uk-city-stinks-manure-27242102 An entire British city reeks of manure, leaving repelled residents in disgust