Stream of blood and gore causes horrendous stench

A probe has been launched after a stream of blood drenched a Lurgan road yesterday causing an horrendous stench.

Thursday, 6th July 2017, 5:27 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th September 2017, 11:30 am
Some of the blood spilled on the Annesborough Road, Lurgan

It is understood the blood was leaking from a tanker leaving ABP Meats at the Annesborough Road.

The blood stained the road and locals complained of a dreadful smell yesterday afternoon.

One woman warned that there could have been an accident.

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Some of the blood spilled on the Annesborough Road, Lurgan

She said the blood had been streaming along the Annesborough Road when it spewed up into her car.

“They were lucky not to have caused an accident as well. Cars were sliding all over the road,” she said.

Another woman who was visiting a friend at The Grange said: “You should see the blood and gore all over the Annesborough Road in Lurgan.

“And in this heat the stink is just going to get worse.”

Some of the blood spilled on the Annesborough Road, Lurgan

She added that she returned to the road at 10pm on Tuesday night to see a tractor pulling a tanker spraying the road with water and detergent.

Another man described ‘a large blood spillage’. “It’s absolutely stinking.

“I’d say the unfortunate residents of the area wouldn’t be too pleased with it though.

“They were having to cover nose and mouth when walking down the road,” he added.

A spokesperson for ABP Meats said: “There was a spillage involving a third party contractor departing the ABP site in Lurgan last evening.

“The incident was detected immediately and a clean up operation was activated.

“All of relevant authorities were informed of the situation and kept up to date with developments.”

On Wednesday a spokesperson for Armagh Banbridge and Craigavon Council said an Environmental Health officer attended and all the relevant bodies, (NIEA and Transport NI) had been notified.