Ottery tar barrel explosion: “bad egg smell” in the air

Following news that a youngster was running around with what could have been a fart gas can, an Ottery Tar Barrel reveller confirmed there was a very strong smell of bad eggs in the air.

Following news that a youngster was running around with what could have been a "fart gas" can, an Ottery Tar Barrel reveller confirmed there was a very strong smell of "bad eggs" in the air.

Off-duty reporter Becca Gliddon said she was standing by the London Inn when there a really terrible smell. "It was really strong. We were not sure what had caused it."

Becca recalled the smell after hearing that Herald photographer Alex Walton saw a youngster running around, randomly spraying gas from a can. He felt it was a can of "fart gas".

However, Alex Walton added with caution: "I am not sure or saying he was the culprit."

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