Fly-tipped fridges fury

Resident Stewart Holmes, of Fisher Lane, Darnall, alongside the 14 fridges that have been dumped on land on Fisher Lane.
Resident Stewart Holmes, of Fisher Lane, Darnall, alongside the 14 fridges that have been dumped on land on Fisher Lane.
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Illegal dumping of a mountain of fridges in a Sheffield neighbourhood has raised residents’ temperatures in anger.

The pile of 14 old fridges appeared overnight on empty land off Fisher Lane, Darnall – and people living in the area fear the fly-tipping could be a health and safety risk.

Stewart Holmes, aged 63, who lives nearby, said: “We have a school at the top of the road and this mound of fridges is nothing but a danger to children, as well as being a blight on the area generally.

“Someone must have come along in a fairly big vehicle and left it overnight – I had taken my wife Audrey to work and just saw it.”

Mr Holmes, a semi-retired gardener, added: “There is also the risk of pollution from the fridges.

“Because the fridges are on private land, people are also concerned about how long it will take for them to be moved, because it is not the council’s responsibility to clear them up.”

Coun Jack Scott, Sheffield Council cabinet member for environment, said: “We are actively following the leads we have to detect and deal with the people responsible. We are working with the landowner to ensure the area is cleared as soon as possible.”

n Anyone with information about the tipping is asked to call 101.