Foam monster engulfs River Lea in London, reaching heights of 10ft


(Picture: Demotix) ‘Bad for fish, frogs and us’ (Picture: Demotix)

A sinister white mass appears out of nowhere on a picturesque tree-lined river… and gets bigger and bigger until it has formed a wall across the water.

It could be something out of a horror film but, instead, this was the scene that greeted walkers beside the Lea in north-east London at the weekend.

Piles of foam up to 10ft high poured over the weir at Lea Bridge Road, near Hackney Marsh.

When caught by the wind, segments of the strange substance were lifted into the air and blown up to half-a-mile away across the surrounding area.

As three experts crouched down to examine one blob that had come to rest on the ground, another floated past high above their heads.

The foam is thought to have been caused by detergent getting into the river but the Environment Agency said it had been…

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