A VEHICLE that was used to dump waste in a rural area of the Bradford District has been seized.

The truck was caught dumping waste including piping, wood, carpet and hay at Long Gate in Oakworth last month.

Officers from Bradford Council’s Environmental Enforcement Team worked with Keighley Neighbourhood Wardens and the local police scoured local fly tipping enforcement cameras and found the vehicle driving to the quiet country lane late at night, dumping its load.

Officers discovered the vehicle parked behind Malsis Road in Keighley and with the support of the Keighley Neighbourhood Policing Team the vehicle was seized.Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The truck used for fly tippingThe truck used for fly tipping (Image: Bradford Council)

The investigation into the crime is ongoing and the vehicle owner will be interviewed shortly.

Councillor Sarah Ferriby, Executive Member for Healthy People and Places, said: “This is another example of great collaborative working between our Environmental Enforcement Officers and West Yorkshire Police in being able to take another vehicle involved with fly-tipping off the road. If the vehicle is unroadworthy and has no resale value it will be crushed.”

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Anyone who sees fly-tipping taking place is asked to note down as many details as possible, including times and dates and vehicle registration numbers and inform the council.

For more information, or if you witness fly-tipping taking place and have information, visit the council’s website www.bradford.gov.uk or telephone 01274 431000.