Help police and Council to track down fly tippers across Wealden

Fly tip Hadlow Down - 1st June 2018

Wealden police and local Council investigators are seeking information about systematic fly-tipping in lanes across the District.

It is thought to be carried out by the same offenders as each case involves quiet country lanes and happens in the early hours of the morning while nobody else is about.

Photos show several of the instances of blatant tipping, blocking lanes an causing danger as well as environmental hazard.

The most recent cases have happened in Lower Wick Street, Berwick, on 24 July, and Dern Lane, Chiddingly on 18 July

Previous instances occurred over the previous four months in Tinkers Lane, Hadlow Down; Old Road, East Grinstead (within Wealden), Litlington Road, Litlington (twice); Beech Green Lane, Withyham; Winton Street, Alfriston, and Holtye Hill, Holtye.

An incident in Litlington Road on 20 April is our main photo.

See the Hadlow Down, Dern Lane and Lower Wick Street incidents in these photos;


PC Jonathan Ivatt of the Surrey and Sussex Road Policing Unit at Polegate said; “Land owners and farmers have been asked to keep their eyes open, and anyone who spots any suspicious activity or has any information can contact us online or by calling 101, quoting serial 207 of 24/07, or by contacting Wealden Council at street-scene@wealden.co.uk or on 01323 443322.

“Fly-tipping is an offence under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and any information we receive will be shared with the Council for them to consider possible prosecution. In addition we will follow up any information about vehicle, driving or other offences.”

For further information on police action and advice about rural crime see the Sussex Police website here.

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