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Fly-tipping warning for Dorset landowners as incidents rise

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Fly-tipping warning for Dorset landowners as incidents rise

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Saturday, 19 February 2022

Dorset Police

According to the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), a total 55,162 fly-tipping incidents were recorded across the region in 2020/21, up from 50,506 during the previous 12 months.

The Dorset Council area saw a four per cent increase from 1,870 incident to 1,937 in 2020/21 incidents while Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch area saw a 64 per cent increase in incidents from 1,705 in 2019/20 to 2,791in the same period.

Incidents on agricultural land increased, year-on-year, from 241 to 563.

“Fly-tipping is an unwelcome blight on our countryside and can represent far more than an inconvenience to victims of the crime,” said Rupert Wailes-Fairbairn, of rural insurance broker Lycetts.

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