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Fly Tipping Incident At Cross Vein Mines 4 April 2008

Fly tipping at Cross Vein MinesThe Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry has suffered a serious incident of fly tipping on its land at Cross Vein Mines, Glen Rushen. Various large household items were dumped including a sofa, other furniture and children’s toys.

Fly tipping is illegal under the Public Health Act 1990 and offenders can be fined up to £5,000.00 and handed a custodial sentence.

Brenda Cannell MHK, Chairman of the Forestry Division said ‘I am appalled by the behaviour of the people who have dumped this, fully in the knowledge that they were spoiling our countryside and that someone would have to remove it. All of these items would have been accepted by one of the several amenity sites. What beggars belief is that an amenity site would presumably have been more convenient than carrying rubbish up to the mines. Despite the hard work of most people, there is a lot of litter finding its way into the countryside, particularly along roadsides. Littering is unacceptable and fly-tipping of this nature unbelievable. We will be doing our best to find the culprits and ask everyone to be vigilant in not tolerating this antisocial behaviour.’

Anybody with any information about the incident is asked to contact Peel Police station on 842208

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