Disgust as human waste dumped in Oxenhope stream

Disgust as human waste dumped in Oxenhope stream

Disgust as human waste dumped in Oxenhope stream

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HUMAN waste has been dumped in a stream in the Bradford district.

A lorry was spotted leaving the scene after contents of a septic tank were pumped into the beck, in Station Road, Oxenhope.

Yorkshire Water is investigating the incident, which happened at about 11am last Wednesday.

One villager, who didn't want to be named, said he'd seen the effluent being piped into the waterway.

"It was absolutely disgusting," he said.

"The stream is usually clear, but it was brown and littered with debris.

"I assume whoever was responsible was wanting to save on the cost of properly disposing of the waste."

Village parish councillor, Penny Cusdin, said: "This kind of thing could potentially pose a health risk. It is a concern."

Yorkshire Water has moved to reassure the public.

"Water samples taken from the beck have returned normal results and we are organising for a litter-pick to remove any remaining debris," said a spokesman.

"Unfortunately we cannot track the offending vehicle, but would encourage residents to remain vigilant and – if the vehicle returns – to contact us with the registration number."

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4:30pm Wed 23 Jul 14

mr.bradford says...

from le tour to le crap, oxenhope have had it all these last 2 weeks
from le tour to le crap, oxenhope have had it all these last 2 weeks mr.bradford
  • Score: 4

8:06pm Wed 23 Jul 14

Apollo says...

If it was seen presumably the reg number of the offending vehicle was taken and passed to the Police and Environmental Heath?

There cannot be May vehicles around capable of this offence.
If it was seen presumably the reg number of the offending vehicle was taken and passed to the Police and Environmental Heath? There cannot be May vehicles around capable of this offence. Apollo
  • Score: 1

9:34pm Wed 23 Jul 14

Sannah01amar says...

Lets hope they get caught and someone pumps a fine in there backsides
Lets hope they get caught and someone pumps a fine in there backsides Sannah01amar
  • Score: 4

8:26pm Sat 2 Aug 14

Mixter says...

Its hard to believe the vehicle was not caught on at least one, even if private, cctv system near the scene.
Its hard to believe the vehicle was not caught on at least one, even if private, cctv system near the scene. Mixter
  • Score: 0

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