Appeal after oil containers dumped in Peterborough river

An appeal has been launched after oil containers were dumped in a Peterborough river.

Tuesday, 9th March 2021, 4:30 am
Updated Tuesday, 9th March 2021, 8:57 am

The containers were found on Sunday in a stretch of King's Dyke in Stanground.

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A spokesperson from the Environment Agency said: “Our Environment Officers attended the incident on Sunday where they discovered oil containers and other debris in the water. These have now been cleared by the internal drainage board who maintain the stretch of water.

“Whilst some evidence of pollution remains, the risk to the environment is low and it will break down within days.

“If people see waste crime being carried out we urge them to report it anonymously to CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111."