200 holidaymakers take legal action against Butlins

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LEGAL action is being taken by more than 200 holidaymakers amid claims of undercooked food, sewage smells and a dirty swimming pool at a Butlins resort.

It follows concerns over the cleanliness and standards of food preparation at Butlins in Bognor Regis, West Sussex.

Law firm Irwin Mitchell said it is representing more than 215 holidaymakers in a legal action over allegedly ruined holidays in 2011.

A spokesman for Butlins said: ‘We will robustly defend this speculative action raised at the High Court in Birmingham.

‘Our standards of cleanliness and hygiene are recognised throughout the tourist industry worldwide.’