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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