Eight tonne fly tip blocks road and is hit by motorist

Telford & Wrekin Council has soundly condemned a shocking fly tip of eight tonnes of earth and rubble, which has blocked a minor road and been hit by a car.

Eight tonne fly tip blocks road and is hit by motorist

The tip of soil, stone bricks and kerbs, which was discovered at about 7.45am today, has completely blocked Back Lane in Tibberton.

An emergency road closure is in place and police are on the scene. The driver of the car that hit the fly tip is thankfully uninjured.

Telford & Wrekin Council today appealed to local residents and parish and town councils for any information on who is responsible for the tip, in a bid to bring the perpetrator or perpetrators to justice.

Councillor Angela McClements, Telford & Wrekin Council’s cabinet member for Transport, Customer and Neigthbourhood Services, said: “This is an absolutely disgraceful environmental crime which could have resulted in serious injury or worse to the motorist who hit the tip. Thankfully the driver is uninjured but clearly somewhat shocked.

“Whoever has done it has acted with a complete lack of responsibility, blocking a road and resulting in significant clear up costs for the council.

“I would urge anyone with information on who did this to come forward and help us to bring a prosecution.”

Back Lane in Tibberton remains closed for the foreseeable future while a major clear up operation takes place. Diversions are in place. 

Anyone with information on the fly tip is asked to call 01952 384384 or email communitysafety@telford.gov.uk