Monday, February 05, 2007

Pike anglers raise alarm after oil spill

An investigation was under way today after pike anglers spotted a diesel spill on a Suffolk river.

Around 200 lites of fuel is believed to have leaked into the River Gipping in Stowmarket and spread downstream as far as Needham Market.

The spillage, which is is thought to have come from malt firm Muntons, was reported to EA by lure anglers fishing the river on Sunday afternoon.

The EnvironmentAgency praised how the firm handled the leak, adding it will not affect fish.