POLICE in Burtonwood and Winwick have slammed ‘thoughtless’ fly-tippers after coming across three separate incidents within an hour.

Officers on patrol in the area spotted a mattress, tyre and wood dumped along Highfield Lane in Winwick this morning, Friday.

They then reported seeing a further pile of rubbish along the same stretch of road, which included more wooden debris, another mattress and even a fridge.



After leaving the scene, police came across another incident of fly-tipping off Old Alder Lane near Burtonwood.

On this occasion, what appeared to be industrial plastic waste had been thrown over the side of a bridge into trees and shrubbery.

These latest incidents come after two couches were dumped along Hermitage Green Lane last week.

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The couches have since been removed by the council, which says it is looking into implementing preventative measures in what is a fly-tipping hotspot.

Last month, a fly-tipper was slapped with a fine of more than £1,800 after dumping household waste on Bennetts Rec in Padgate.

At the time, Warrington Borough Council’s cabinet member for environment, Cllr Judith Guthrie, said she hoped the conviction would serve as a serious deterrent to those considering disposing of rubbish illegally.

Residents can report fly-tipping incidents to the council by visiting warrington.gov.uk/flytipping or by calling 443322.