Council reveals source of mystery smell in Dewsbury

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THE source of a mysterious smell which has been hanging over Dewsbury in recent weeks has been found.

Police and Kirklees Council have been investigating what could be causing the pong, similar to that of cannabis plants.

A council spokeswoman said: “The odour is from an industrial process and may happen when naturally-occurring bacteria multiply when the weather is warm and certain atmospheric conditions prevail. Officers are working with the company which has taken action to prevent a recurrence of the odour.”