A NASTY niff is causing a stink in the Holme Valley.
A Huddersfield University college lecturer was sitting in his Hinchliffe Mill garden when he was overcome by the awful aroma.
The pong was so powerful that Geoff Crowther ended up getting on his motorbike with wife Cynthia and riding to Saddleworth for a few hours' respite - and fresh air.
Mr Crowther, who lectures in the Marketing and Business School, said: "I first noticed the smell on Wednesday teatime, so I toddled off to Lancashire to escape it.
"It was still as bad on Thursday morning."
Mr Crowther described the smell as a mix of "rank dead animals and manure".
He added: "People want to open their windows in this hot weather, but the smell goes straight in. It's terrible.
"Hundreds of people must have smelled it and wondered what on earth was causing it.
"I've lived here for 30 years and never smelled anything as bad as that in the Holme Valley before."
He said the smell had faded by Thursday teatime.
But he added: "It could simply have been that the wind changed direction.
"The whole thing is such a misery."
A Kirklees Council spokeswoman said environmental health officials would investigate complaints about the smell.
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