Cushions, a sofa, weights bench, clothing and toys – just some of the items dumped in Bournemouth woodland (From Bournemouth Echo)
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Cushions, a sofa, weights bench, clothing and toys – just some of the items dumped in Bournemouth woodland
A MASS of household items were found fly-tipped in the woods at Slades Farm.
Cushions, a sofa, a weights bench, clothing and children’s toys are among the items which had been piled on the pathway along Slades Lane, on Saturday.
Items containing personal details including medication, pet and owner records, and business cards, were also found by an Ensbury Park resident who was walking through the woods.
It was discovered by Alan Roberts, 63, who was on his way to visit friends in Talbot Woods.
He said: “It looked like the things had possibly been taken by a house clearance company from perhaps four or five different homes.
“We have had problems with fly-tipping in the woods before, and when I spoke to cyclists, dog walkers and students in passing about the dumped things, they were devastated by it.”
Sophia O’Sullivan, senior rights of way officer for Bournemouth and Poole, said: “Fly-tipping is absolutely unacceptable and we treat this problem very seriously.
“In this instance, while Talbot Woods is private land, the rubbish had been dumped on a public right of way. This is why our officers were out there very quickly, within four hours after receiving the call at 12 noon, to ensure as little disruption to residents as possible.
“We will investigate the possibility of a potential prosecution if we succeed in identifying the perpetrator.”
Daily Echo rang the phone numbers found on the business cards left on Slades Lane, but received no reply.
Anyone with information on the incident should please send an email to Rightsof email@example.com.
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