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Fly tipper puts drivers' lives at risk

Wednesday 16th October 2019

FLYTIPPERS endangered the lives of motorists by tipping rubbish into the road at a village near Maidstone.

In this latest incident, the waste was tipped on a dangerous bend at Hockers Lane, Detling.

Drivers would not have been aware of the obstruction until they were right on it because it was during the night and on a narrow country lane.

It follows an earlier discovery in the village at The Larches – a nature reserve managed by Kent Wildlife Trust - where tyres were hurled into woodland.

A villager said the obstruction in Hockers Lane had to be conned off to prevent an accident.

Kent County Council removed the waste because it was causing a safety hazard on a highway.

Maidstone Borough Council’s waste crime manager Jamie Duffy said: “Fly tipping is a serious crime and is expensive to clear away. If you’ve witnessed a fly tip taking place, report it online and the Waste Crime team will investigate.”

To notify the team visit www.maidstone.gov.uk, click on report a street cleansing problem and the report it button.

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