Police ID Walsham-le-Willows fly-tippers but appeal for help after second incident

The fly-tipped rubbish in Walsham-le-Willows

The fly-tipped rubbish in Walsham-le-Willows - Credit: Archant

Police say they have identified fly tippers who dumped an estimated 40 tonnes of industrial waste on a road in Walsham-le-Willows.

However they are still asking for help from the public in relation to the incident.

The waste was left at the side of Finningham Road after being unloaded by a tractor and trailer on April 9.

However, it has become clear the material was originally dumped on private land by someone else and then moved to the roadside and police want to find whoever committed the first incident.

Police are also linking this crime to a second case where about 25 tonnes of material was dumped by the A134 between Long Melford and Sudbury between 5pm on April 24 and 8am on April 26.

Rural crime officer Pc Mark Bryant said: “This is the second large find of waste and we suspect these two incidents may be linked.

“Both of these incidents have taken a significant amount of time for the agencies involved to clear up.

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“Acts such as this can cause serious damage to the local environment and pose a danger to road users and I would urge anyone with information to contact us immediately.”

Anyone who can help is asked to contact Suffolk police on 101 quoting crime number ST/15/1091.