Fly-tippers dumped furniture near a field on a rural road in the UK over the course of the weekend.
Police on patrol in Basingstoke and Deane’s countryside found the items on Saturday afternoon (January 2nd, 2021). The discovery was made along Rookery Farm Lane between Monk Sherborne and the A339.
In a tweet, a spokesperson for Basingstoke Rural Police said:
“This is not the place for #flytipping your waste. Seen this today whilst on patrol along Rookery Farm Lane between #MonkSherborne and #A339. #StayatHomeAndStaySafe @BasingstokeGov @ClearWasteApp (16173).”
Basingstoke Council confirmed that it reported the incident to its street cleansing team to perform a clear-up operation.
One Twitter user said: “Any chance of identifying the culprits? It is lazy and totally spoils the view. Hate it. Sadly, it is frequently around local recycling (small site)”.
Another commented: “I noticed this last week whilst driving for work. Cushions were half-a-mile down the road”.
Another described the act as “disgraceful”, while another Tweeter said: “hope you can find out who did that”.
Fly-tippers dump furniture near field
This is not the place for #flytipping your waste. Seen this today whilst on patrol along Rookery Farm Lane between #MonkSherborne and #A339. #StayatHomeAndStaySafe @BasingstokeGov @ClearWasteApp (16173) pic.twitter.com/w0EHB3l2jF
— B’stoke Rural Police (@BstokeRuralCops) January 2, 2021
Meanwhile, last year, a buffalo farmer went viral after he posted a video, venting his anger at fly-tippers.
The Scottish native was targeted by fly-tippers two weeks in-a-row.
Steve Mitchell, proprietor of the Buffalo Farm in Auchtertool, said it is “frustrating that someone thinks that this is acceptable”.
Angered by the actions, he has warned that if he identifies the culprit, he will “turn up with a lorry load of buffalo dung and put it in your shop”.
“I am not going to bother with the police or with the council I am bringing a load of buffalo dung and tipping it in your shop. It is so unnecessary.”
“There is a wee surprise coming for those who did this. I promise to keep my threat that there is a tractor and trailer coming to tip a load of dung at your shop front.” the angered farmer stressed.
“I don’t care what the consequences are because you clearly have no respect for other people in the community, countryside or wildlife.”
“It is totally unnecessary; you could recycle 90% of what is in this. It is sheer laziness, and I will name and shame your shop. If this is your rubbish, be really ashamed of yourself. I will be looking through this extremely thoroughly to find an address.”