'Industrial scale' 200-tonne mountain of waste found in Cheshire countryside
Date of alert:
Friday, 18 August 2023
An 'industrial scale' mountain of 200 tonnes of waste has been found dumped in open countryside in Cheshire.
Police were left shocked after discovering the rubbish on a dirt track off Macclesfield Road, north of Congleton.
Officers from Cheshire Police's Rural Crime Team found an HGV carrying 35 tonnes of rubbish when they attended the site at around 6.20pm on Tuesday August 15.
The vehicle was seized and the driver voluntarily attended the local police station to be interviewed under caution.
The Environment Agency is now involved and police say enquiries are continuing.