Fly-tipper caught dumping 100 tonnes of waste on Lancashire field

A fly-tipped pile of about 100 tonnes of waste has been found by police on a Lancashire field.

Lancashire Constabulary said it found dumping "on an industrial scale" in a rural area on Blackacre Lane, Ormskirk. On arrival, officers found upwards of 100 tonnes of waste being deposited on land, some of which is of a "hazardous nature".

The South Rural Task force arrested a 36-year-old man from Liverpool on suspicion of fly tipping offences, driving whilst disqualified and possession of a Class A drug. A vehicle was also seized at the scene on Friday (May 10).


He has since been released on bail while enquiries continue.

PC Luke Gallagher from the South Rural Task Force said: "Fly tipping impacts the local area, the local community and the landowner with significant costs involved to clear the mess left behind. We will continue to tackle this by working with the Environment Agency to establish where waste has come from and bring the offenders to justice.

"If you have any information about fly tipping, please email"