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27 JAN

Fly-tipped rubbish was cannabis waste

By timesecholife on in All News, Featured News

Police have confirmed that a large pile of rubbish bags which were dumped in the Moorlands recently included the remains of a cannabis growing operation. Last week we ran a report about and a photo of the offending fly-tipped rubbish which had been found on the grass verge next to a road in Winnothdale between Freehay and Great Gate, near Cheadle last week.

Police have confirmed that a large pile of rubbish bags which were dumped in the Moorlands recently included the remains of a cannabis growing operation.

Last week we ran a report about and a photo of the offending fly-tipped rubbish which had been found on the grass verge next to a road in Winnothdale between Freehay and Great Gate, near Cheadle last week.

Staffordshire Police have confirmed that they were called to the fly-tipping incident.

And now officers from Uttoxeter’s Neighbourhood Policing Team is urging residents to come forward with any information about the incident.

On Facebook the team said: “#UttoxeterNPT have been out at Great Gate, investigating reports of fly tipping in the area.

Sadly, the remnants of a cannabis grow was located within these bags and the council have been informed to get this removed.”

They added: “Fly tipping is a crime and we welcome any info regarding those responsible, so that action can be taken.

We will continue to work with our communities and partners to tackle what matters to the local area.”

To contact police, use messenger services via Facebook or Twitter, or call 101.

Meanwhile, Staffordshire Moorlands District Council is warning those who fly-tip that they could be fined up to £50,000 for doing so.

Councillor Sav Scalise, cabinet member for Environment at SMDC, said: “It is simply not acceptable for people to leave their mess for others to deal with and we will seek to prosecute those found to be responsible wherever possible.

Offenders risk imprisonment or significant fines of up to £50,000.”

Anyone witnessing fly tipping can report it to SMDC via the website www.staffsmoorlands.gov.uk.

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  • I once provided evidence to the police of someone doing this, what a surprise nothing was done.
    Written by Susan, January 27, 2022 - Reply

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