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‘Help us find them’ - Havering Council wants to find culprits who dumped humongous skip and up to 60 tonnes of rubbish

PUBLISHED: 11:25 10 February 2017 | UPDATED: 11:25 10 February 2017

The 20-yard skip left in Little Gerpins Lane, Upminster, last night.

The 20-yard skip left in Little Gerpins Lane, Upminster, last night.

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Havering Council is urging people to come forward and help catch blundering fly-tippers who have left potentially vital evidence behind.

Almost 40-60 tonnes of rubbish in the Upminster lane. Almost 40-60 tonnes of rubbish in the Upminster lane.

A 20-yard skip with serial numbers on has been left overnight, along with tonnes of waste in Little Gerpins Lane, Upminster.

It is the fourth time this week that criminals have off-loaded rubbish in the lane with officers estimating between 40-60 tonnes of waste being dumped.

Havering Council hopes someone will recognise the skip and have asked people to take note of serial numbers.

A Havering Council spokesman said: “This is the latest in a spate of fly-tipping on Gerpins Lane and are arranging for their removal; in the meantime the road will have to remain closed.

The serial number on the skip left by the blundering criminals. The serial number on the skip left by the blundering criminals.

“This time the criminals managed to drop the entire container, which we hope will provide us with several clues to where it’s come from.

“If the anyone recognises it, we urge them to report it by emailing StreetSceneEnforcement@havering.gov.uk

The council believe the skip was dropped at about 11pm last night and came off a eight wheeler lorry.

Eyewitnesses say the culprits spent about 10 minutes down the lane trying to re-attach the skip before making off.

The spokesman added: “It is vital that residents and businesses make sure that people taking away their building or general waste are licensed to do so and they obtain a receipt for the waste removed.

“If we can identify where fly-tip waste has originated from then we will prosecute the person or business responsible for supplying the waste to the fly-tipper.

“Some of the perpetrators have been caught and fined, while other prosecutions are pending.”

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