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Probe launched after 'blood spillage incident' on Lurgan road

An investigation is underway after blood was spilled on a road in Lurgan.

It's understood the spillage happened late on Wednesday evening.

Locals reported a strong smell as a result and said that it was a danger for motorists as cars were reportedly slipping and sliding in it.

Armagh Banbridge and Craigavon Council are investigating and said its Environmental Health Department received a number of complaints about a "blood spillage incident" on Thursday morning.

It said the incident affected roadways along Annesborough Road and Lough Road, Lurgan leading towards the roundabout for the motorway.

A council spokeswoman said: "We informed the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA), who lead investigations in these circumstances, and work has already begun on establishing the cause of the incident.

"It should be noted that responsibility for cleaning the road surface to restore its conditions lies with the person or company who allowed the spillage to happen in the first place.

"We understand that the responsible party had a contractor out to clean the road this morning and they will be liaising directly with the NIEA, who is the enforcing authority on this matter."

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