Rail ale trail concerns residents

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A weekly influx of drinkers is causing concern for residents of a West Yorkshire village.

Thousands of real ale fans stop off to visit pubs in Marsden each Saturday as part of a railway based ale-trail.

The Transpennine Real Ale Trail, which starts at Stalybridge near Manchester and stops at Marsden, Slaithwaite and Huddersfield before terminating in Dewsbury, is said to have increased in popularity since being featured on a BBC documentary by Oz Clarke and James May.

Marsden residents met on Tuesday to discuss their concerns, saying drunken passengers jump into the river, urinate in the street and leave rubbish and glass all over the village.

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