A huge pile of rubbish has been dumped in a field in South Oxfordshire.

Pictures taken in the field just outside Watlington show roof tiles, wood and building materials carelessly dumped.

The landowner who snapped images wants to keep the exact location of the fly tipping anonymous, as they have an ongoing issue with fly tippers and do not want to “advertise” the site to other criminals.

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Back in June, a large pile of bricks, building materials and garden waste was also left on the land.

Prior to that, entire cannabis factory was dumped on the field which included an astonishing ten black bags of cannabis leaves.

The landowner told this newspaper that in this case she and her husband saw a vehicle dump the items in a field before driving away at high speed from the scene.

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Fly tipping is the illegal disposal of household, industrial, commercial or other ‘controlled’ waste. The waste can be liquid or solid and controlled waste includes garden refuse and larger domestic items such as fridges and mattresses.

Under UK law, there is currently no minimum fine set out for unlawfully depositing waste. The sentences for individual cases are decided by independent courts but penalties can include fixed penalty notices and having a vehicle seized.

The incident has been reported to Thames Valley Police and environment agency.


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This story was written by Sophie Perry. She joined the team in 2021 as a digital reporter.

You can get in touch with her by emailing: sophie.perry@newsquest.co.uk

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