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Newham fifth worst for flytipping

PUBLISHED: 12:44 15 February 2017 | UPDATED: 12:44 15 February 2017

Newham has come fifth worst in a survey of the number of incidents of flytipping out of 264 councils from across the country. Picture: PA Images

Newham has come fifth worst in a survey of the number of incidents of flytipping out of 264 councils from across the country. Picture: PA Images

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Newham is the fifth worst for flytipping, an investigation has shown.

Responding to a freedom of information request asking 264 councils across the country to report the number of cases of flytipping, Newham Council confirmed there were 19,537 incidents between November 2015 and December 2016 or almost 50 per day.

Haringey topped the survey with 39,036 cases of dumped waste reported in the ITV News investigation.

In response to the report, a council spokeswoman highlighted the setting up of its “Fly-Tip Task Force” following public concerns and confirmed that since April 2016 the task force has issued 166 £400 fines to flytippers, claiming this to be more than any other council in the country.

She added that the council task force has secured a 100 per cent conviction rate after taking 17 flytippers to court and seized seven vehicles involved in .

“We are determined to keep up this level of enforcement, and send out the message that if you want to dump waste, don’t do it in Newham. We will catch you and prosecute you,” she said.

Anyone can report dumped rubbish at newham.gov.uk/asb

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