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Help sought to catch brazen fly-tipper

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A photo of a suspected fly tipper

Can you help track down this brazen fly-tipper?

The environmental menace was caught on film as he pulled into a quiet Ormesby walkway and casually emptied the contents of his boot into the adjoining greenery.

The fly-tipped waste - easily disposed of legally and responsibly - included fence panels and wooden posts.

Unfortunately for the dumper, his anti-social actions were caught on camera by a concerned local resident, along with the registration number of his black Ford Focus VK15 TVU.

Park End & Beckfield ward Councillors Brian Hubbard, Mick Saunders and Stephen Hill said: "We are starting to see members of the community coming forward like never before because they're not prepared to put up with this sort of behaviour.

"That's because they believe something is finally being done and that the issues they raise are being taken seriously.

"We're grateful to them for coming forward, and to the Environmental Flying Squad for their brilliant work in bringing those responsible to justice."

Middlesbrough Mayor Andy Preston said: "Fly-tipping blights communities, ruins neighbourhoods and costs us all a small fortune.

"We've had enough and we're going after those responsible - they're already being dealt like never before, and that should act as a deterrent to anyone tempted to follow their lead.

"Let's get this guy named and fined and finally turn the tide on this menace."

Any information on the identity of the fly-tipper caught on camera in Ormesby can be sent in confidence to evidence@middlesbrough.gov.uk, quoting reference number 554480.

Members of the public can also call the Warden Hotline on 01642 228500 and ask to speak to a member of staff from the Environmental Flying Squad.

Anti-social behaviour, fly-tipping and dozens of other offences can also be reported online.

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