Pictures show staggering amount of litter in South Yorkshire rivers

These pictures show the staggering amount of plastic which has been dumped in South Yorkshire rivers.

Wednesday, 2nd May 2018, 8:25 am
Updated Wednesday, 2nd May 2018, 8:31 am
Litter washed up in the River Don near Doncaster.

Environment Agency officer Adam Bayliss shared the images of the River Cheswald close to Doncaster town centre.

The litter has washed up on the banks of the river just off Elwis Street.

Litter washed up on the River Cheswald, in Doncaster.

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Mr Bayliss also shared pictures of a huge amount of litter in the River Don aqueduct, near Kirk Bramwith.

He said: "I’ve taken a few reports this week of plastic and rubbish building up on the River Cheswald. While it’s not causing an imminent flood risk we're working with landowners to get the waste removed as soon as possible for environmental reasons."

Litter washed up on the River Cheswald, in Doncaster.