Witness appeal after major fly-tipping incident in Rugby

A huge pile of household and building waste was discovered dumped in Little Lawford Lane
A huge pile of household and building waste was discovered dumped in Little Lawford Lane

Witnesses have been urged to come forward after a major fly-tipping incident left the council facing a four figure clean-up bill.

A huge pile of household and building waste was discovered dumped in Little Lawford Lane, between Newnham Lane and the Fosse Way (B4455), on Monday morning (November 17).

The council’s environmental protection team has now launched an investigation into the incident and has appealed for witnesses or anyone with information about the culprits to come forward.

Cllr Lisa Parker, Rugby Borough Council portfolio holder for sustainable environment, said: “This has all the hallmarks of a commercial fly-tip carried out by someone happy to make a profit at the expense of the environment and the taxpayer.

“We operate a zero-tolerance policy on fly-tipping and our environmental protection team has started a thorough search of the dumped waste in a bid to find evidence which can lead us to the culprits.

“However, members of the public who saw any suspicious activity in Little Lawford Lane over the weekend or early on Monday morning could hold the key to bringing those responsible to book.

“If you have any information which can help the investigation, please call the environmental protection team on (01788) 533857.”

Residents can email the environmental protection team at ept@rugby.gov.uk