It’s not the usual waste you’d expect to catch someone fly-tipping, but this bizarre CCTV footage shows a serial offender dumping a dead fox in people’s gardens.
The clip shows the hooded perpetrator throwing the animal’s corpse onto the front lawn of a property, followed by the contents of what looks like a plastic bag, before walking on down the road.
The clip, filmed in Abingdon, Oxon, earlier this month was handed to the local council who are investigating.
Last year, Defra figures showed that councils across England had to clean up over a million incidents of fly-tipping in 2018/19, up 8% from the previous year.
Residents on Appleford Drive, Abingdon, where the fox was dumped, say fly-tipping isn’t new in the area, with one neighbour saying rubbish has been dumped on his and others' lawns for several weeksn.
He said: "I think the person is a local. It happens so much - usually the night before bin day.
"He must have poisoned the fox or something - or whacked it across the head with a great big stick.
"My neighbours had the problem [with litter on their lawns] for a month, but now it's on our garden too.
He added: "I thought [the video] was incredible. But now - how do you dispose of a fox?"
An 'envirocrimes' team at Vale of White Horse District Council is currently investigating the fly-tip, which happened on Appleford Drive in Abingdon on January 7.
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