Last updated 30 July 2019
Fly Tipping in Reddish
CCTV appeal after fly-tippers dump 10.5 tonnes of rubbish on Fallowfield Loop
Police want to trace two vehicles after the incident on the popular cycle path.
They have released CCTV images of two vehicles they want to trace after fly-tippers dumped 10.5 tonnes of waste on a popular cycle path.
The rubbish was dumped at the entrance of the Fallowfield Loop during the early hours of the morning.
Locals were shocked to discover the huge mound of waste blocking the entrance to the path on Station Road, Reddish.
The rubbish, which appears to have been burnt or badly decomposed, was left between 12.40am and 1.40am on Friday, July 19, officers said.
It was several feet high in places.
Police are asking anyone who recognises the red Ford transit type van and large ejector type tipper lorry with a white cab to get in touch.
They said both vehicles were seen turning right from Gorton Road in Station Road at around 12.40am, before leaving an hour later.
A post, put up on the GMP Heatons and Reddish page on Friday, said: "A Fly tipping incident occurred on Friday 19th July 2019 between 12.40 am to approximately 01.40 am on Station Road ,Reddish, Stockport.
"Stockport Council Neighbourhood Team Officers are working with Greater Manchester Police to identify those responsible.
"Evidence has been obtained from the waste and this line of enquiry is being pursued but officers are keen to identify two vehicles believed to be involved in the incident.
"This includes a red Ford transit type van and a large ejector type tipper lorry with a white cab.
"Both vehicles were seen turning right from Gorton Road into Station Road at approximately 12.40 am on the 19th and then leaving the fly tipping site approximately one hour later.
"Residents and businesses are being urged to review any CCTV and pass any information to the police in relation to the vehicle details including registration numbers."
In a previous statement to the Manchester Evening News, Stockport council cabinet member Sheila Bailey said: “We are extremely disappointed to hear of the fly-tipping incident near the entrance to the Fallowfield Loop in Reddish.
"Due to the scale of this incident we are liaising with the regulating body who are the
Environment Agency, and it has been raised to them.
“We have already gathered evidence and will be working with the EA in their investigations to help bring this horrible act and serious criminal offence to justice.
"We’d like to urge anyone who may have information on this incident to come forward and get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.