Sofa 'mountain' dumped at Breakneck Hole beauty spot

  • 25 January 2013
  • From the section Devon
Breakneck Hole fly-tipping
Image caption Bad weather and the location has hampered attempts to remove the furniture

A "mountain" of furniture has been dumped at a local beauty spot in north Devon.

Between 50 and 100 sofas and other items were tipped down a gully known as Breakneck Hole, near Challacombe.

North Devon Council said the bad weather and the location of the fly-tipping has hampered the removal of the furniture.

Councillor Rodney Cann said in such a beautiful part of the world the sheer scale of the fly-tipping was appalling.

"We believe the furniture has been dumped by two or three lorry loads, probably by a commercial operator," he said.

Describing it as a "horrendous", Mr Cann has appealed to anyone with information to contact the council.

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