Cannabis waste flytippers at Culverley in Beaulieu slammed for 'lack of respect' for the New Forest
FLYTIPPERS who dumped the remains of cannabis plants and other drugs paraphernalia were slammed by Forestry England for their “lack of respect” for the New Forest.
Police have launched an investigation into the waste discovered at Culverley car park in Beaulieu around 9.30am on New Year’s Day. It was expected to cost hundreds of pounds to clear.
Cannabis leaves and roots were among the drug-related items contained within the haul of bin bags, and officers began enquiries to identify those responsible before calling FE to remove them.
A spokesperson for the authority told the A&T its duty team soon cleared as much of the flytip as possible due to its potentially hazardous nature.
But specialist waste collectors were also required to ensure all was collected.
“This incident reflects a total lack of respect and care for the Forest, and the dangers waste poses to wildlife,” the spokesperson said.
“The cost of clearing up will be several hundred pounds, money that could be far better spent on supporting the Forest.
“Anyone with any information relating to this flytip can contact us directly on 0300 067 4601 or email email@example.com
“All information provided will be treated in confidence. We work actively working together with local partners and Hampshire Constabulary to trace flytips back to the offenders.”
Those with information can also contact Hampshire police on 101, quoting crime reference number 44220000521, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.