Fly-tip reported after van driver suspected of dumping rubbish into Peterborough brook

A serious fly-tip has been reported after a van driver appears to have been seen dumping rubbish into a brook in Peterborough.

Saturday, 19th June 2021, 4:55 am
The fly-tip close to Brookside and Mountsteven Avenue.

The discovery was made by Cllr Sandra Bond, representative for Gunthorpe, Wednesday evening (June 16).

After driving past a white van that had its doors open at the brook between Brookside and Mountsteven Avenue, she turned around suspecting fly-tipping may have been taking place.

When she arrived, she found a number of items, including two mattresses, a chest of drawers and a bicycle dumped into the brook.

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The fly-tip has now been reported to the council, who will attempt to identify the driver.

Cllr Bond posted on Facebook: “This evening I was driving past the pathway that leads past the Brook between Brookside and Mountsteven Avenue.

“As I drove by I noticed a white transit van parked on the footpath next to the Brook with its doors open.

“I turned my car around in Brookside but as I drove out of Brookside the van was driving up Fulbridge Road towards Paston Church. I went to take a look at the Brook and found this.

⭐Councillor Andrew Bond has reported this.”