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The Greenwich tunnel skunk mystery

by | 30th, August 2012

SOMETHING stinks in the Greenwich Foot Tunnel, the walkway below the River Thames connecting Cutty Sark Gardens and Island Gardens, Tower Hamlets. The tunnel is being renovated.

Last Friday seven people were taken sick:

Fire engines, ambulances and police response vehicles were in Cutty Sark Gardens as an “unusual smell” was reported in the tunnel. Six fire engines were joined by a Scientific Support Unit… Seven people were treated at the scene, reported the BBC, but none required hospital treatment.

A commenter at greenwich.co.uk gave a clue, reporting “a heavy smell like ‘skunk’ in the lifts and tunnel”.

You might be curious. But  councillor Matthew Pennycook tweets:

Borough Commander has confirmed that there is no incident in the foot tunnel. False alarm

Got that? Nothing happened in the Royal Borough…

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