Boat fly-tipped miles from water

Boat fly-tipped miles from water

Boat fly-tipped miles from water

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is investigating an incident of fly-tipping after a boat was found dumped near Hull.

The fibre-glass vessel was found by Councillor Ros Jump on Dunswell Lane in Cottingham, almost seven miles inland from the Humber estuary.

According to a report by the BBC, Ms Jump said the boat had been stripped of its parts and left “nowhere near any rivers or lakes”.

“It looks as though whoever’s dumped it has stripped everything out that they wanted and just left it,” she added.

“They were too lazy to even burn it.

“It’s just been left by the side of the road, you couldn’t make it up.

“The only water anywhere near it was in some ditches close by, it’s nowhere near any rivers or lakes.”

East Riding of Yorkshire Council has confirmed that an investigation was under way.

The authority is attempting to identify the culprits.

Waste disposal teams are scheduled to remove the boat in the coming days.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council said people could use the council’s bulky waste disposal service or hire a licensed contractor to dispose of large items.

“Throughout the pandemic, officers from the council have continued to investigate incidents of fly-tipping throughout the East Riding and will continue to deal with any offenders proactively in collaboration with partner agencies,” added a council spokesperson.

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