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EXCLUSIVE: Fly-tip fury as lorry load of rubbish dumped in Wirral country lane
A WIRRAL householder is demanding tougher action against fly-tippers after a lorry-load of rubbish was dumped near his home.
Andrew Loudon sent the Globe these pictures of what he called the "monstrous eyesore" discovered while walking with his wife along Willowbrow Road, between Raby Village and Willaston, on Tuesday afternoon.
Among the pile was a large amount of ripped-out bathroom tiling, two sofas, broken furniture, clothing, shoes and trainers, DVDs, half-eaten meals on paper plates, beer cans and bottles and a deep-fat fryer.
It was found just yards from a "No Fly Tipping" notice, which warned the offence carries a penalty of imprisonment and a fine of up to £50,000.
Mr Loudon, a retired reporter from the Daily Mail newspaper, believes the load was dumped sometime between Sunday night and Tuesday morning and says those responsible should be hunted down and punished severely by the courts.
He told the Globe: “My wife and I were enjoying a delightful country walk when we came across this monstrous eyesore.
“Some cowboy with a tipper truck had presumably wished to dodge the fee for authorised tipping and just dumped the lot at the side of a pretty country lane.
“These fly-by-night crooks should be hunted down and made to clear up their mess before being punished severely by the courts.
“The lane is a notorious fly-tipping spot, but I’ve never seen such an awful lot of rubbish dumped in one go. People were stopping their cars to look at it and getting angry.
“They are signs nearby which say CCTV is in operation to monitor the situation, but I’m not sure whether this is really having much of an effect.
"Maybe more needs to be done to tackle the problem.”