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Fire extinguishers fly-tipped at Windy Hill in Pennines

The dumped fire extinguishers Image copyright @WYP_PCWILLIS
Image caption The fire extinguishers were spotted by a West Yorkshire Police motorway officer who patrols the M62

Dozens of fire extinguishers have been dumped on a Pennine hill near the M62.

They were left next to a transmitter on Windy Hill, above junction 22 of the motorway near the border of Greater Manchester and West Yorkshire.

West Yorkshire motorway patrol officer PC Martin Willis tweeted a photo of the fly-tipping.

One commenter said they could be easily traced via information on the inspection labels.

Councillor Neil Emmott, Rochdale Borough Council's cabinet member for environment, said: "We have received a report of a number of fire extinguishers being dumped on Windy Hill.

"We investigate all complaints of fly-tipping and won't hesitate to take action against those responsible."

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