Flytippers dump van load of loft insulation in Thetford Forest

Loft insulation dumped at a Thetford Forest site near Croxton.

Loft insulation dumped at a Thetford Forest site near Croxton. - Credit: Archant

A walker has expressed her disgust at flytippers after finding a van load of loft insulation dumped in Thetford Forest.

Laura Medhurst, from Croxton, was out walking near a fire ride between her home and Wretham when she made the discovery on Sunday morning.

She said she 'couldn't believe it'.

'We see tipping a lot but nothing like that before.

'To expect other people to come along and clean it up is disgusting. You wouldn't think they'd have the gall to do it, but some people obviously do not care,' she said.

Mrs Medhurst reported the find to Breckland Council, who said the land belongs to the Forestry Commission.

The district council has recently helped fund a project to introduce a fly-tipping officer to the Thetford area to tackle the problem.

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Roger Woods, spokesman for the Forestry Commission, confirmed the incident, and said it was the second of its kind over the weekend.

Two large lorry loads of plaster board were dumped at a 'highly visible site' at Lynford Stag, according to Mr Woods.

He said: 'The estimated costs of cleaning this up is £2,500, increasing to £10,000 if there's signs of asbestos.

'We will prosecute if we have to and we have had some significant instances of that in the last couple of years,' he said.

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