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Ribbleton church appeals for fly-tippers to collect dumped toilet

Posted on - 16th May, 2019 - 7:23pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Ribbleton
The toilet in its resting place Pic: David Thorp
The toilet in its resting place Pic: David Thorp

A bed of bluebells at a Preston church has been ruined by fly-tippers.

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Church wardens found a toilet had been dumped in the grounds of St Mary Magdalene church in Ribbleton.

David Thorp from the church said: “This morning we found that two people must have been caught short yesterday evening and left their toilet in the church grounds.

“They have ruined a lovely bed of bluebells.

“We have the culprits on CCTV and we would be well flushed if they could return and take it away with them.”

The toilet within the church grounds Pic: David Thorp
The toilet within the church grounds Pic: David Thorp

How do I report fly tipping in Preston?

Preston City Council is responsible for monitoring and collecting items which have been dumped illegally.

You can report fly tipping by calling 01772906909 or using an online form to report it.

You can also use the website fixmystreet – which shows all reports in the area.

Read moreIllegal back street tip in Preston is shut down

Staying safe

never touch the waste: fly tipped waste can be dangerous – it may contain syringes, broken glass, asbestos, toxic chemicals or other hazardous substances

never disturb the site – there may be evidence that could help identify the fly-tippers and lead to their prosecution

never approach anyone you see fly tipping – they could become violent

Read more: Jail for man who fly-tipped asbestos in Preston

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