Mystery whiff leaves town baffled

WORKERS in a Suffolk town have been left baffled after a mystery gas-like smell descended over a roundabout.

Laurence Cawley

WORKERS in a Suffolk town have been left baffled after a mystery gas-like smell descended over a roundabout.

A number of people have reported inhaling the unidentified whiff around the St Saviour's roundabout area in Bury St Edmunds.

James Samuels, who smelt the unpleasant aroma this morning, said: “It was really overpowering. It came into my car. The nearest thing I could compare it to is the smell of a gas leak - but I could not tell where it was coming from. Nobody seems to know where it is coming from.”

Another driver, who claimed to have smelled the whiff about five days ago, said: “Whilst driving along the A14 above St Saviour's there was a pong which was not the usual smell from the area which sent my senses tingling.”

Some staff at the British Sugar factory also said they had noticed the smell but could not identify where it was coming from.

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The National Grid is currently checking whether it had received reports about the mystery whiff.