Overnight incident leaves town covered in ‘slurry’
An incident has occurred in Aughnacloy, Co. Tyrone, in which one of the village’s streets has been layered in a “vile-smelling, thick slurry”.
It was first discovered at 5:30am this morning, according to a witness who was speaking on U105 radio.
She explained that she was first alerted to the incident when she heard a commotion between two men on the street.
Rhonda Montgomery, chief executive of Aughnacloy company Butchery Excellence Ireland, was one of the first witnesses on the scene of this morning’s ‘sticky situation’.
Speaking to AgriLand, Montgomery said: “At first glance, you’d nearly think that somebody did it on purpose; if it was an accident, why did nobody report it?
We have a ‘slurry’ over our town that is not normal farm slurry; it has a disgusting smell and it looks like some type of animal by-product.
Montgomery noted that her business has not been too severely affected, but other businesses in the town have had to close for the day.
She described the slurry as being “a cement colour and texture – heavy and thick with an unnatural smell”.
It is understood that the slurry is on Moore Street. At the time of writing, the Department of Infrastructure and the Mid Ulster Council were in the process of cleaning it up.
Montgomery explained that the council began cleaning it after an investigation of the incident took place.
Concluding, she said: “It is unbelievable that it was only brought to the attention of the council when the traders came to their doors.”
An investigation is ongoing to determine where the slurry originated from.