PENKETH residents have reported a smell so bad in the area that it is making them ‘nauseous’.

Some were even forced to close their windows in a bit to stop the stench, which allegedly smelt like burning plastic, entering their houses.

One resident said: “Does anyone know what this burning smell is? Do we just have to live with it permanently now? It is surely not something legal. It’s actually making me nauseous today.”

A council spokesperson said: “We are continuing our investigations to locate the source of the odour.

“We are checking potential sources, but people can help by completing our ‘report an odour’ form online, if they notice this particular smell in the area.”