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Investigations continue into waste dumped under the A40 viaduct near Uxbridge

| May 22, 2017

Waste tipped beneath the A40 viaduct near the Colne Valley Regional Park.

Investigations are continuing into the vast amount of waste that was found dumped under the A40 viaduct near Uxbridge during April 2017.

Enforcement officers from Buckinghamshire County Council are sifting through the mass of household and builders material, old cars and electrical goods which has been dumped under the A40 viaduct.

So far the inspection of the rubbish has identified 30 positive leads. The evidence will be shared with the Environment Agency which usually leads the investigation of major fly-tipping and large scale waste crime.

Bill Chapple OBE, Cabinet Member for Planning and Environment at Buckinghamshire County Council, said: ‘It’s clear from our initial investigation that dumping on such a huge scale as this is the result of waste crime activities, rather than one off ‘fly-tipping’ as we would usually view it.

Nevertheless, we have a zero-tolerance attitude to any form of waste dumping in Buckinghamshire and we’ll do everything we can to help ensure the culprits are brought to justice.

Bill said the County Council was working closely with the Environment Agency, Highways England, several police forces and councils as the arms of the investigation to trace the criminals extend across southern England.

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