NEW tactics are being deployed to stop fly-tippers from blighting Bradford.

West Yorkshire Police and Bradford Council stopped vehicles carrying waste in Buttershaw and Wibsey to check their destination and documents.

The project was carried out with police officers from the Steerside Enforcement Team, who checked vehicles were roadworthy and the drivers had the necessary documents.

Some drivers carrying waste were unaware they needed a licence and were given advice and warnings by officers, and checks were made to ensure waste was disposed of properly rather than being dumped on the street or in the countryside.

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Philip Lickley took this photo in Horton Park

Similar operations will be carried out each week in different parts of the district with the results evaluated to ascertain how successful they have been.

Coun Sarah Ferriby, Bradford Council's Executive Member for Healthy People and Places, said: "Through a mixture of enforcement and education, we’re hoping that joint working with the police will encourage waste carriers to comply with their legal requirements to carry and dispose of waste correctly.

"Keeping the streets and public places clean and tidy is everyone’s responsibility."