Anger over 'dangerous' fly tip on country lane

Fly tippers ditched their dangerous load at the entrance to a rural path.

Wednesday, 8th February 2017, 8:35 am
Updated Tuesday, 28th February 2017, 12:18 pm
The fly-tipped fridge freezers

This pile of fridges and freezers was discovered on North Houses Lane, off Division Lane, between Blackpool and St Annes, on Monday.

Wood and plastic items, including a transport pallet, were also left.

The alarm was raised by dog walkers who discovered their regular path blocked.

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Sacha Dawson, from St Annes, was furious the countryside had been used to dispose of the load.

She said: “I just couldn’t believe it.

“They were just dumped there on the side of the road.

“It’s not like this is just bin bags, they were fridge freezers. This is dangerous waste and not the sort of thing you want left and leaking into the environment.

“I was absolutely furious. Who would do something like this? I just hope it is cleared up quickly and they can trace who was responsible.”

Blackpool Council said the incident had taken place on the Fylde side of the boundary between the two authorities.

Fylde Council confirmed it had been made aware of the incident and the area had been cleared.

A spokesman said: “We were informed by a member of the public of a fly-tipping incident in the Division Lane area.

“Fylde Council staff visited the site and carried out work to clear waste which included refrigerators.

“Two loads of rubbish were removed.

“Investigations are now under way to find out who is responsible for this incident.”