Rebellious teens deterred by pig dung

'Although there was a slight whiff, they would much rather smell a pong than a bong.' Photo / Thinkstock
'Although there was a slight whiff, they would much rather smell a pong than a bong.' Photo / Thinkstock

An English city council has used pig dung to eject teenagers from a woodland where they were drinking and taking drugs. Elderly residents of Middlesbrough, northeast England, complained, so officials thinned out the trees to make the area more visible from paths and then spread a thick layer of pig manure on the ground.

A Middlesbrough Council spokesman said: "Feedback from the residents indicated that, although there was a slight whiff, they would much rather smell a pong than a bong."

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