Castle Donington fly-tipping 'one of the worst' says council

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A pile of rubbish dumped at a former power station is one of the worst cases of fly-tipping council officials in Leicestershire have seen.

A mix of plastic, piping, textiles, wood and rubble was discovered at West Meadow Rise, Castle Donington.

The district council said a large vehicle would have made several trips before abandoning the refuse.

Officials are sifting through the rubbish to find evidence in order to prosecute the culprit.

'Negative effect'

Councillor Alison Smith from North West Leicestershire District Council said: "This is an absolutely horrendous case of fly-tipping, which has taken a significant amount of effort.

"Any fly-tipping has a negative effect on the area and our teams work hard to reduce it and clear hot spots."

It could take about a week before the rubbish is removed, the council said.

Under new court sentencing guidelines people caught fly-tipping in England and Wales are due to face heavier fines.

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