Outrage at 'brazen' fly-tipping in Sheffield, as councillor appeals for information
This was the disgusting sight which greeted residents in Sheffield today, as a councillor called for information to help catch those responsible for the fly-tipping.
Rubbish including broken glass and building waste was left strewn across Norfolk Road and Ingram Road in the Norfolk Park and Manor area of the city overnight.
Sheffield Council quickly sent a team to clear the mess this morning, with horrified residents also helping to bag up the detritus.
Amaan Hussain, who branded the scenes ‘absolutely disgusting’, said he had spotted the driver of a white flatbed Ford transit swerving across the road at around 11.30pm last night in an effort to tip out as much waste as possible without stopping.
Nzinga Banjoko, who helped clean up the mess this morning with a fellow resident, said: “I’ve never seen anything like this in my life. Some people are disgusting.”
Sioned-Mair Richards, Labour councillor for Manor Castle, said the crime was part of a ‘growing tide of fly-tipping’ and urged people to help catch those responsible.
“Residents were shocked to see this recent spate of fly-tipping. This brazen dumping in the middle of a busy residential street is outrageous and sadly part of a growing tide of fly-tipping we’ve seen over the past 12 months,” she said.
“I’m encouraging anyone who knows who is responsible to contact me, so that we can prosecute those responsible. This sort of behaviour is not acceptable.”
Anyone caught fly-tipping faces an unlimited fine or up to five years’ imprisonment.