Rubbish dumped in three separate fly-tips on single Telford street

A football table, chest of drawers and tubs of paint were found dumped in three separate fly-tips on a single road in Telford.

The rubbish was found on Penistone Close. Photo: @TelfordCops
The rubbish was found on Penistone Close. Photo: @TelfordCops

Police spotted the mess in Donnington while patrolling the streets at about 3.30pm today.

Officers from the area's Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) found the items, along with discarded wood, tarpaulin, waste material and bin liners full of other rubbish at three separate locations on Penistone Close.

In a series of social media posts, a spokesman from Donnington SNT said fly-tipping was "a real issue here", and that it was "costing money to clear that could be spent elsewhere in Telford".

The rubbish was found on Penistone Close. Photo: @TelfordCops

They added: "The tips are open so it's just lazy to do this."

The rubbish was reported to Telford & Wrekin Council, which will investigate the items in an attempt to trace the owner.

Offenders of fly-tipping can be punished with unlimited fines and in extreme cases, imprisonment.

The rubbish was found on Penistone Close. Photo: @TelfordCops

In 2016/17, more than one million incidences of fly-tipping were dealt with by councils across England.

The estimated cost of clearing up the waste was more than £58 million.

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