A strange, ‘awful’ smell is hanging over a Midlands city centre, and people want to know what it is.
People across Derby have compared the stench to sick, manure and drains, dubbing it the #DerbyStink on social media.
David Carroll tweeted: “I can confirm that the #DerbyStink has reached Horsley Woodhouse – probably farmers muck spreading but it does smell rather allot like vommit [sic].”
And Chris White: “The
#DerbyStink has reached Allestree. I repeat..The #DerbyStink has reached Allestree. This is not a drill people!!!”
I can confirm that the #DerbyStink has reached Horsley Woodhouse – probably farmers muck spreading but it does smell rather allot like vommit 😣
— David Carroll (@IndecisiveAuto) August 30, 2018
— CHRIS WHITE (@chriswhitepoet) August 30, 2018
One woman reportedly told BBC Radio Derby: “When I came out of Derby Royal Infirmary I could smell it there. I can smell it in town. It smells like it’s all sick.”
Some city centre residents reportedly compared the stench to sewage, while one said: “It smells like poo basically.”
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Christine Stangroom posted on Facebook: “It smells like muck spreading in Oakwood this morning. Probably just wind blowing from farmers’ fields towards the city.”
One ready of Derbyshire Live said: “I had parked in the car park behind Bounce Revolution on Siddals Road, when I got out of the car there was a strong smell almost akin to fields being manured.
“I didn’t think too much of that, but on the walk down Siddals Road the smell became stronger and more like vomit.”