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Dangerous objects dumped at beauty spot where young children like to play
Knives have been found dumped at a Keighley beauty spot where young children play.
The kitchen blades were discovered among other rubbish left at the site.
Residents and councillors have condemned the incident, which they say could have seriously injured a youngster.
“It beggars belief that people would dump this kind of thing,” said Coun Mike Ellis, whose ward includes the site in Altar Lane, Long Lee.
“It just shows the complete recklessness of the perpetrators. Children could have rummaged around in the material and this sort of thing could cause a serious injury.”
Fellow Bingley Rural councillor Simon Cooke said: “It’s quite shocking that you get items such as these being fly-tipped.
“Fly-tipping is bad enough as it is, but to leave potentially dangerous objects lying around makes it worse in lots of ways.”
The knives and other items – including shoes, wellington boots, cutlery, clothes, paint tins and cardboard boxes – were discovered by villager Ann Johnson while out for a walk.
“What if a child had found these knives?” she said. “Someone could have been hurt.
“It’s a lovely place to walk and I go up there quite often, but things have been dumped on the track before. Usually it’s been builders’ waste, which has been left just round the bend where it can’t be seen from the main road. It’s spoiling the countryside and there’s really no need for it.”
Mrs Johnson, 68, said the discovery had been reported to Bradford Council.
A spokesman for Bradford Council said the tipped material was cleared away by a cleansing team.
“Fly-tipping is a criminal offence. If anyone witnesses fly-tipping they should note the registration number of any vehicle involved as well as any other relevant information and report it to us so we can prosecute these criminals.”
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