Shropshire Star

Giant 'poo slick' is not ours says water company after angler's YouTube criticism

A water company has categorically denied that it is responsible for a giant 'poo slick' that has appeared near one of its sewage works on a Shropshire riverbank.

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The Environment Agency is investigating a 'suspected sewage discharge' at Cressage and says it will 'take action where necessary.'

Angler 'Rob' has posted a video on his 'Rob's Angling' YouTube channel sharing his disgust at seeing a giant smelly slick of what he believes was sewage from an overflow pipe at Cressage, south of Shrewsbury.

Rob, who did not wish to give his surname, spotted the slick on Thursday in advance of the start of the coarse fishing season.

"The scene is terrible," said Rob. "There is a massive slick of sewage 200 yards long near s Severn Trent sewage works outflow pipe.

"The smell is terrible, there is a real stench."

Picture: Rob's Angling/YouTube

Severn Trent Water says it has been out to make tests and cannot find any sewage in the water.