CCTV installed in bid to catch tyre fly-tipping 'louts'
Date of alert:
Friday, 8 April 2022
West Yorkshire Police
TWO councils are cracking down on "louts" who have "blighted a beauty spot" with hundreds of fly-tipped tyres on the Bradford/Calderdale border.
Local residents reported hundreds of tyres were fly-tipped this week on land off Nab Water Lane, Oxenhope, and CCTV cameras have been installed to catch the culprits.
"There must have been hundreds of fly-tipped tyres on the Bradford/Calderdale border," said a local Oxenhope resident.
"I saw Bradford Council take four wagon loads of tyres away and I saw a dozen vehicles and about 20 men on the Calderdale side.
In addition to fly-tipping, he said the fields around Nab Water Lane have had problems with anti-social behaviour from quad bike riders and 4x4 drivers, resulting in damage to farmers' gates and walking stiles.
"It's like bandit country because it's so out of the way," he said.
A Bradford Council spokesperson said: “The council was made aware of this and has taken action to remove the tyres.
“Because the location is rural there have been a number of fly-tipping incidents in the area.
“The council has installed CCTV there and if evidence has been captured, will take robust action against the offenders.