People have been left living with a 'foul' stench caused by chicken manure and can't 'open their windows'.

Residents in Aintree, Liverpool, say it's so 'awful' that the 'disgusting' smell is affecting them.

The stench, caused by the spread of chicken poo at a local farm, doesn't post a health risk but has left people complaining.

The Liverpool Echo has reported the issue is now resolved, but neighbours were left with the issue for 'weeks'.

Mick Walsh wrote on Facebook: "Is anybody else unhappy with the smell coming from the farm on Bull Bridge Lane? It's horrible, this is not a normal farm smell and it's been going on for two weeks.

"We are being told to keep windows open because of Covid, but we can’t open them because of the smell."

Nicki Ruddy replied: "It always smells awful but you can definitely notice a difference."

Dian Bradshaw added: "It's absolutely disgusting and needs addressing."

The farm, operated by Lancashire-based agricultural company D&C Wrennall, worked to resolve the issue.

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Sefton Council said the odour was due to the spreading of manure and didn't post health risks to those living nearby.

The council's spokeswoman said : “Sefton Council have been made aware of unpleasant odours in certain areas of Aintree.

“We want to assure the public that while the smell is unpleasant, there is no health risk to the members of the community.

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“The odour was caused by the spreading of chicken manure at this location and steps are now being taken by the individual to resolve this issue.

"The odour is likely to subside over the coming hours.

“After discussions with the individual, it has been agreed that chicken manure will not be spread at this location again."

According to reports, it's not the first time people got a whiff of something foul.

A garage owner from Wirral, Stuart Montador, said a horrible stench plagued the area for 30 years.

United Utilities apologised to customers living near its wastewater treatments over "an increase in odours emanating from the site." It also said it was doing everything possible to minimise odours.

It was so bad, children called the site the 'fart factory'.

The factory apologised for the smell and said it was due to a recent breakdown in odour control and are working to put it right.

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