Sewage leak kills hundreds of fish at Swalecliffe Brook

  • 27 September 2011
  • From the section Kent

Hundreds of fish have died in a Kent river following a sewage leak.

The Environment Agency said it was investigating a "serious incident" at Swalecliffe Brook near Canterbury.

Officials said they had identified the source of the pollution but would not be releasing more details at this stage.

About 300 sticklebacks died in the worst affected stretch, as well as a number of eels, which are listed as an endangered species.

The agency said it was working alongside Canterbury City Council to collect evidence and clean the river.

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