Fly-tip menace could have killed


A fridge freezer dumped in a country road has been branded “the most irresponsible” fly-tipping waste experts have ever seen.

A chiller cabinet, plastic bottles and bags of rubbish were abandoned in Inglewhite Road ,in Goosnargh, and council chiefs say it could have caused a major accident.

This week’s tipping follows a similar incident over Easter, and officers believe it could be linked to a team operating between Preston and Thornton Cleveleys to make a profit.

Officers found evidence at the site linking the rubbish to the Wyre town.

Gary Gibson, waste enforcement and monitoring officer at Preston Council, said: “The big fridge freezer had just been dumped in the road.

“It’s pitch black out there in the evening and it’s a fast, fast road. Somebody coming flying there would have never seen the fridge freezer. They would have hit it at a rate of knots - it would have either put them in a field where there’s a ditch, or taken the car out.

“We think it’s possibly a crew from Preston going over there, doing work over there and bringing it back and dumping it.

“My fear is I’ve never seen that before where they just dump it in the middle of the road. That’s highly dangerous and it’s getting very very irresponsible if they are going to start doing that sort of thing - somebody is going to get badly hurt.”

Gary, who has worked as a waste enforcement officer for nine years, said it was the most dangerous location he had ever seen fly-tipping take place.

He said: “To do that kind of thing is totally irresponsibl.”

Gary appealed to anyone with information to contact the council, and said those responsible would be pulled before the courts.