FIFTY bags of litter, fly tipping and a huge pipe were pulled out of a short stretch of Bradford Beck during a clean up by volunteers.

The Friends of Bradford Beck held their most recent litter pick on Saturday, targeting a 250 metre stretch of the beck off Valley Road, near Poplar Road.

The group, made up of volunteers, regularly holds sessions to clean up the neglected waterway, and the latest litter pick saw them clean up wasted that had been deliberately dumped, as well as debris likely to have been deposited after the floods of 2015.

Nick Milson, one of the volunteers, said: “There was a lot of rubbish collected. There was quite a lot of fly tipped rubbish.

“We pulled out a huge pipe, we think it was a petrol tanker filling pipe. it took about four of us to haul it up on the bank. We think it must have been washed down during the floods.”

The group’s next litter pick will be tomorrow at the stretch of the beck near Rhodesway, and Dixons Allerton Academy.

It will run from 1pm to 3pm.