Fly-tipping cases 'doubled' in Gloucestershire woods

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A wildlife trust says fly-tipping cases in Gloucestershire woods and nature reserves have doubled in the past year.

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust (GWT) also said it has seen a significant rise in vandalism on its land.

A spokesman said people who have camped on its nature reserves have chopped down trees, smashed glass and set tents on fire and left them behind.

Forest of Dean District Council says it has seen a 22% rise in fly-tipping since 2011.

A spokesman said: "It's a shame that a small number of people decide to spoil the enjoyment of the countryside for others by dumping rubbish."

The authority said it is investigating every case that is reported.

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