A large fly-tip was left blocking a country lane in Kings Langley last month during Hertfordshire Police’s Rural Crime Week.
A tonne of garden waste and fencing on Bulstrode Lane on October 10, completely blocking cars from traveling down the road.
Rural Crime Week, between October 6 and 13, officers partnered up with other agencies throughout the week to tackle Hare coursing, fly-tipping and damage to crops.
The local officer for Kings Langley made the passage clear and reported it to Dacorum Borough Council to clear.
Chief Inspector Lynda Coates, who is coordinated Rural Crime Week across the county, said: “Hertfordshire has large rural areas which can face quite unique crime issues. This is something the Constabulary takes seriously all year round.
“When a crime occurs in a rural area, it has the potential to have a significant impact not only on the victim themselves but, in many cases, their livelihood and the community as a whole. We want to reassure our rural communities that we understand the issues they face and work with them to help prevent them from becoming victims of crime.”
You can be fined up to £400 if your waste is found to be fly-tipped even if you hired someone to clear it for you. Use companies who hold a waste management license to dispose of your household waste.
If you want to report similar incidents please refer to dacorum.gov.uk/…/env…/clean-safe-green/flytipping