Frustration over heritage site dumping


A police officer who is part of a conservation scheme to protect Blaenavon World Heritage Site and surrounding countryside, says he is frustrated with people who continue to spoil the area.

PC Rob Maddocks has spent the past eight months as Gwent Police's landscape crime officer.

He has tacked fly-tipping, arson, metal theft and off-road bikers, on 80sq km of land covering parts of Torfaen, Blaenau Gwent and Monmouthshire.

It is part of the Forgotten Landscapes project, which aims to manage the wildlife and industrial heritage of this historically significant area.

Nicola Smith reports.

On beat to protect heritage site

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