Our Street’s Bloody Offal!

The Magic of Stories

Some years ago this appeared in the newspaper, so I used to it write a little story.

A quiet street turned into a river of blood yesterday when a tanker sprang a leak. More than 2,500 gallons of offal cascaded into the road after a pipe burst as the tanker pumped the blood into a waste tank.

Resident Philippa Leavey of Upper Bucklebury, Berkshire, said, “It was like a river of blood coming down the road. “Now the blood has congealed and cleaners are trying to scrub it off the surface. It stinks and it’s horrible.”

A Thames Valley Police spokesman said: “The road will be closed for at least 24 hours. I gather that the smell is appalling.”


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