Ford Transit facing the crusher amid council fly-tipping crackdown

A Ford Transit is facing the crusher after being seized by Middlesbrough[1] Council.

The truck, which is suspected of being involved in a fly-tipping incident in the Netherfields Cresent[2] area of the town in March, was seized by council wardens and now faces being destroyed unless the owner comes forward to claim it. The council seized the vehicle, which has a white cab and black flat-bed rear, last Friday at the rear of Lambton Road as the council continues its town-wide bid to crack down on fly-tipping.

A Middlesbrough Council[3] spokesperson said: “A truck suspected of being involved in fly-tipping has been seized in Middlesbrough as part of a town-wide crackdown. The Ford Transit now faces the crusher if the owner fails to come forward to claim it.

“The seizure is part of an ongoing drive to stamp out the scourge of fly-tipping which has seen offenders hit with hefty fines and their vehicles put beyond use. The truck – registration number DN53 GSO with a white cab and black flat-bed rear – is believed to have been used in a fly-tipping incident in the Netherfields Crescent area of the town on Tuesday, March 21.

“It was seized on Friday, March 31, at the rear of Lambton Road by Middlesbrough Council Environmental Wardens using powers under the Environmental Protection Act. Any claim on the seized Ford Transit must be made by Thursday, April 20, quoting reference 596058.

“Anyone with information relating to the fly-tip on March 21 at Netherfields Crescent is asked to make contact via email at [email protected] or by calling the Contact Centre on 01642 726001, also quoting reference number 596058.”

References

  1. ^ Middlesbrough (www.gazettelive.co.uk)
  2. ^ Netherfields Cresent (www.gazettelive.co.uk)
  3. ^ Middlesbrough Council (www.gazettelive.co.uk)
  4. ^ LIVE: Major Stockton road closed in both directions as emergency services attend three-vehicle crash (www.gazettelive.co.uk)

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