Council 'investigating' huge fly-tip under bridge in Bristol

By Ross Millen

Bristol City Council has said they are "investigating" a massive fly-tip located under a bridge in Bristol.

Shocking photos taken earlier this week show a massive pile of rubbish that has been dumped under the bridge at Talbot Road in Brislington.

Fly-tipping is a criminal offence punishable by a fine of up to £50,000 or 12 months imprisonment if convicted in a Magistrates’ Court .

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The offence can attract an unlimited fine and up to five years imprisonment if convicted in a Crown Court.

There are also a number of other possible penalties, including fixed penalty notices and having a vehicle seized.

Householders can be fined up to £400 if they pass their waste to an unlicensed waste carrier that is subsequently fly-tipped.

Bristol City Council said it is currently "investigating" the fly-tip under the bridge at Talbot Road.

They added: "Anyone who spots fly-tipping can report it on the Bristol City Council website here or call 0117 9222 100.

"Anyone thinking of dumping rubbish in a fly-tipping hotspot has been warned they will be on camera and could face a fine of £50,000."

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