Appeal to catch people responsible for number of fly-tipping incidents

Waste on Colomb Road

Waste on Colomb Road - Credit: Archant

Great Yarmouth Borough Council is appealing for information to help catch those responsible for five large fly-tipping incidents which could be connected.

Waste at Herbert Barnes Park

Waste at Herbert Barnes Park - Credit: Archant

The locations of the incidents all had a strong smell of fuel, contained used syringes, and three contained internal car parts which included seats, parcel shelves and car mats.

The first two were found on Saturday, October 31, at the Herbert Barnes Park, near the car park, and the second in the turning circle off Lowestoft Road, Hopton.

The other fly-tipping incidents were discovered just off Dorking Road, Hopton, on November 17; at the end of Colomb Road, Gorleston, on November 19, and at Herbert Barnes Park, on Saturday, November 21.

Cllr Carl Smith, the cabinet member for the environment, said: 'Fly-tipping is a completely selfish and unnecessary offence, is no more common here than elsewhere – but the borough council has a particularly proactive, zero-tolerance policy to tackling environmental crime, and will prosecute where there is sufficient evidence.

'The Environmental Rangers use several methods to catch offenders. In these cases, which might be linked, the Environmental Rangers have found some evidence among the waste, which they are following up.

'However, they continue to appeal for intelligence from the public to help bring the offenders to justice, including tip-offs about their identity or the possible origin of these items. All approaches will be treated in confidence.'

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Anyone who witnesses an environmental crime or has information should contact the environmental rangers on 01493 846478.