TWO fly-tippers got stuck in a 'dumped' concrete block after trying to make a quick getaway from police.

Following a report to police of potential fly-tipping, the two individuals failed to make an escape from officers yesterday.

The driver of the flatbed tipper became stuck upon a previously dumped concrete block, therefore learning first hand the hazards that fly-tipping can cause.

Following police intervention and some hard labour (much to the amusement of locals, according to police), the individuals freed their van, reloaded it and cleaned the area before leaving.

All details were obtained by police.

This follows a surge in fly-tipping across BCP and Dorset Council areas.

Fly-tipped waste is discovered in both areas five times a day on average, according to the latest figures from Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

Across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, small van loads of waste were dumped illegally on 404 occasions – 24 per cent of all reports.

While, across Dorset, small van loads of waste were dumped illegally on 621 occasions – 33 per cent of all reports.

A further 115 incidents saw fly-tippers discard enough rubbish to fill a tipper lorry each, costing the council £16,100 to clear.

There were also 29 incidents which required multiple loads to clear, at a cost of £10,440.