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Investigation launched into Burley flytipping damage

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A VEHICLE caused damage to the open Forest in Burley after driving across it to flytip a load of waste.

Wooden batons, rubble, paint containers and general rubbish was dumped on Saturday.

A Forestry England spokesperson told the A&T: "This flytip was reported to us on 26th June and we are arranging for the contents to be removed."

The mixed waste was flytipped at Burley
The mixed waste was flytipped at Burley

They added: "Not only does flytipping present a major danger to wildlife and other people, but in this instance a vehicle also appears to have driven onto the Forest and damaged the landscape.

"We are investigating the incident and asking anyone who has any information to please get in touch with us. All information provided will be treated in confidence."

A spokesperson for New Forest District Council confirmed its enforcement team was also investigating, adding: "Anyone with any information that could help us catch the culprits should please contact us in confidence."

As reported in the A&T, persistent flytipper Matthew Hunt (32), from North Baddesley, was recently jailed for eight months after he was caught twice in one day in Bartley last year. He also flytipped in Brook, Southampton Magistrates' Court heard.

To contact Forestry England call 0300 067 4601 or email southern.enquiries@forestryengland.uk

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