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Chippy smells of chips complaint
Fish and chips
Wakefield Council said it was obliged to investigate the complaint
A West Yorkshire chip shop owner is being investigated after a complaint that his shop smells of fish and chips.

Owner of New Scarborough Fisheries in Wakefield, Steve Morton, was asked to check the odour extraction system was working properly after the complaint.

A spokeswoman for Wakefield Council said the authority was obliged to investigate the matter.

Mr Morton said he was shocked to get a letter about the investigation and had thought it was a joke.

"All I know is that we keep everything as clean as possible and to every standard that we should do," he said.

"I didn't think there was a problem. But I'm open to advice.

"If anybody can tell me how to make fish and chips not smell of fish and chips, I'm grateful."

A council spokeswoman explained however: "It is certainly not the case that a fish and chip shop should not be allowed to smell of fish and chips."

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