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Fly-tipping incident in Herne Bay investigated by Canterbury City Council

A fly-tipper has dumped a sprawling mass of waste beside a country lane.

The rubbish, which includes an array of household items and furniture, is scattered around the junction of Bogsole Lane and May Street near the Hillborough Business Park in Herne Bay.

The flytipping in Bogshole Lane, Herne Bay
The flytipping in Bogshole Lane, Herne Bay

It was discovered by Dave Smith last night who posted pictured of the mess on the Herne Bay Residents Facebook page, asking if anyone recognised the items.

The fly-tipping sparked condemnation from members with the perpetrators branded "scum".

Mr Smith says he came across the mess while out riding in the area last night but other members of the Facebook group believe it may have been dumped in the afternoon.

"It's a terrible mess and looks like the contents of some house or flat clearance with stuff like an old sofa, fridge and microwave," he said.

"There was a similar incident just a few weeks ago and I wouldn't be surprised if the same person was responsible.

The flytipping in Bogshole Lane, Herne Bay
The flytipping in Bogshole Lane, Herne Bay

"People really do need to check that whoever they are paying to take their rubbish away is properly licensed."

City Council spokesman Rob Davies said its enforcement team was investigating and arrangements would be made to have the fly-tipping cleared away.

The authority has recently been successful in prosecuting offenders who have been fined.

Just last month a man was fined a total of £1,000 for fly-tipping i n the same area.

But 13 Kent district councils are calling on magistrates to come down harder on fly-tippers with harsher punishments.

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