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Boosbeck Abattoir goes into administration after complaints

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Image caption There have been complaints about noise and smell since the slaughterhouse opened in 2013

An abattoir that nearby residents complained was too noisy and smelly has gone into administration.

Redcar and Cleveland had been monitoring the Banaras Halal Meat facility in Boosbeck village after "a small number" of complaints.

A spokesman said there had been no major problems in recent months, but confirmed the firm had gone into administration.

No-one from the company could be contacted for a comment.

The £3m slaughterhouse opened in 2013. Up to 30 people could lose their jobs, it's believed.

'Houses halved in value'

But campaigner and resident Neville Brown, said: "Those few jobs aren't worth the impact this has had on the village - we've got people whose houses have halved in value because of the place.

"We've even had estate agents saying that Boosbeck is undesirable now. It's been operating from midnight and the sound of sheep being slaughtered has been awful."

He added there should have been more of an environmental impact assessment of the plant before planning permission was given.

The council said it had monitored the site for three months, but did not find anything serious enough to warrant "formal enforcement action".

"We are aware that the company has gone into administration and we await the outcome of this process," it added.

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