Bradford Council has seized a vehicle that was involved in multiple instances of fly-tipping across West and North Yorkshire.
The vehicle was taken into custody in the early hours of Thursday, 26th October, in the Ravenscliffe area of the Bradford district. This operation was carried out by officers from the council’s Environmental Enforcement Team, with support from West Yorkshire Police’s Operation Steerside Officers.
Over the past few months, Environmental Enforcement Officers based in Keighley have received numerous reports of illegally dumped waste on country lanes and the moors around Oxenhope and Riddlesden in the Bradford district.
Extensive investigations were conducted to identify both the vehicle and the individuals responsible. In cooperation with local residents, North Yorkshire Council’s Environmental Protection Team, and Bradford Council’s Environmental Enforcement Team, the white Ford Transit tipper van was successfully located and impounded.
Councillor Sarah Ferriby, Bradford Council’s Executive Member for Healthy People and Places said: “This is the second vehicle involved in fly tipping which our officers have taken off the streets this week, once again showing the effectiveness of this collaborative approach to disrupt the illegal activities of those involved in this type of crime.
“We would like to thank the members of the public who came forward with CCTV evidence, which has assisted us in this investigation which is still ongoing.
“If the vehicle is found to be unroadworthy or of no resale value it will be crushed.”
Anyone witnessing fly-tipping is urged to make note of as many details as possible, including times, dates, vehicle registration numbers, and location, and report it to the council.
Moreover, individuals with dashcam or CCTV footage of fly-tipping incidents are encouraged to share this with the council. This will aid in the pursuit and prosecution of illegal waste carriers and fly-tippers that plague the Bradford district.
For further information or to report fly-tipping incidents with relevant information or footage, please visit the council’s website at www.bradford.gov.uk or call 01274 434366.