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Used syringes among rubbish fly-tipped in Colchester

PUBLISHED: 12:42 22 September 2017 | UPDATED: 14:34 22 September 2017

The rubbish fly-tipped in Colchester. Picture: COLCHESTER BOROUGH COUNCIL

The rubbish fly-tipped in Colchester. Picture: COLCHESTER BOROUGH COUNCIL

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Used syringes and drugs paraphernalia were discovered among rubbish fly-tipped in Colchester which has led to the prosecution of two people.

The rubbish fly-tipped in Colchester. Picture: COLCHESTER BOROUGH COUNCILThe rubbish fly-tipped in Colchester. Picture: COLCHESTER BOROUGH COUNCIL

Following a borough council investigation, rubbish dumped in the Folly between Harwich Road and St Andrews Gardens was traced to two separate properties - a student let property and another location.

The second location’s rubbish included a large number of used syringes and a medical sharps box.

Councillor Mike Lilley, portfolio holder for public safety and licensing said: “Fly-tipping is irresponsible and spoils the environment for everyone. I hope this sends a clear message that the council will not tolerate this type of activity anywhere in the borough and we will investigate all incidents of fly-tipping and pursue those responsible whenever we can.”

The fly-tip was cleared and taken to the Shrub End depot for disposal and recycling.

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