Flytippers leave glass strewn across Sunderland road in shocking incident
Sunderland City Council has released shocking photos showing doors and glass dumped across a 150m stretch of road. The wagon load of waste was dumped for the second time along Moorsley Road, High Moorsley near County Durham shortly before 11pm on Monday night. It completely blocked the carriageway and was only discovered when a the winter maintenance duty officer was out on a routine gritting route inspection.The trail of Kitchen doors and glass dumped along Moorsley Road, High Moorsley
Along with the gritting team, Northumbria Police worked to shift the dangerous debris, including glass and screws, to the grass verge to allow the road to reopen.
They then returned to treat the roads as temperatures dropped and a frost set in. The waste was later removed by council environmental services staff.
This was the second time in days Moorsley Road has been targeted by fly tippers. On Friday the City Council received a report of waste dumped on the side of the road near the same spot, which environmental enforcement officers are currently investigating.
In two further incidents of fly-tipping this week, what appears to be a another wagon load of kitchen doors was found dumped on land off Greenbrooke Drive, East Rainton on Wednesday morning. The council also received another report of waste dumped near the River Wear at the bottom of Pottery Lane, South Hylton.The trail of Kitchen doors and glass dumped along Moorsley Road, High Moorsley
Councillor Amy Wilson, Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport, said someone could have been seriously hurt. She said: "Fly-tipping is not only unacceptable and illegal but it's also irresponsible and in the case of the waste dumped along Moorsley Road it's downright dangerous.
Someone could have had an accident and been seriously hurt if they'd driven into that. "I would appeal to anyone who has any information about who was behind these incidents to help us catch the culprits by contacting the council on 520 5550. "We have a very active enforcement team which is working on a daily basis to track down and prosecute fly tippers who blight our city with their waste.
If we do manage to track them down, we can, and will take action against those responsible."