THE Environment Agency is investigating after floating dead fish were found in waters at a park.

People across Newton-le-Willows have been taking to social media to share their distress at the white waters and dead fish in areas such as Willow Park.


St Helens Council has been informed and The Environment Agency is currently on site dealing with the issue.

An Environment Agency spokesperson said: “We are currently responding to reports of a serious fish kill at Newton Lake, Newton-le-Willows.

"Our officers are on site investigating the cause, alongside St Helens Borough Council, and taking action to avoid any further fish deaths.


“Protecting people and the environment is our number one priority and our thanks go to the fast-acting members of the public who reported this to us on our incident hotline 0800 80 70 60. This has enabled us to respond quickly and reduce any additional impact.”

Sharing the news via Twitter, Cllr Seve Gomez-Aspron said: "The Environment Agency and United Utilities are on site at Willow Lake.


"A large amount of fish have died in Willow Lake, and the Brook continues on from NLW to Widnes/Warrington.

"Please keep pets/kids away from the water in the area to stay safe."