Smelly jail cleared up

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A BLOCKED drain caused a stink in a County Durham police station.

The custody suite at Durham City police station, in Old Elvet, was flooded following a heavy storm on Monday.

Two prisoners were transferred to Consett police station while repairs got under way and a clear-up operation took place.

A spokesman for Durham Police said the cause was a blocked main drain, which has now been repaired.

The custody suite is back in use.