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Nemesis noise brings complaints

Nemesis ride
Noise coming from the Nemesis ride has caused anger in Alton

Residents of a Staffordshire village are complaining about loud noises coming from the Nemesis ride at Alton Towers theme park.

Staffordshire Moorlands District Council received 20 complaints this week from Alton residents who were upset about the noise.

Villagers said the sound could be heard from their homes.

Alton Towers said the noise was caused by new tyres on the ride and they were trying to stop the problem.

The village of Alton is just over one mile away from the park.

Dr Jack Eardley, who lives in the village, said the noise coming from the theme park was the "loudest it's ever been."

He said: "It's loud, it's intermittent and we can hear it.

"We can hear it in every room of the house. The noise is uncharacteristic."

An Alton Towers spokesperson apologised to residents.

"We are aware that there has been an issue over the noise coming from the Nemesis rollercoaster this week, and we are in a position to resolve it imminently.

"We're very sorry that this has been an issue for some of our locals, and would like to reassure them that we will continue to monitor the situation."

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