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Smouldering rubbish dump 'the worst site I've seen'

Jon Griffin from the Enviroment Agency said: "This site has an absolute limit of 5,000 tonnes of waste at any one time allowed to be stored in there. They've gone way over that for quite some time.

"We've told them to clear the site basically if all the waste and that is the only way to stop the fires that keep breaking out and causing misery for the local residents. This is the worst site I've seen in my career"

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Credit: Simon Harris/ITV News

18,000 tonne waste mountain 'the smell is awful'

Resident, Alan Cowburn said: "It seems they are just trying to drive me out of my home. The smell is awful on some days and we get a lot of dust.

"The lorries are so large they have to back in because they can't turn around at the bottom and we get beep beep beeping all day long sometimes from six o'clock in the morning."

Alan Cowburn

"We've even had lorries coming in at midnight. It's so much dust and in the winter it's all mud. And you get a lot if flies and the odd rat running around so all in all it's a total nightmare. The house next door sold recently and they knocked £25,000 off the price."

Huge steaming pile of rubbish knocks house prices

  • The rubbish pile is believed to contain up to 18,000 tonnes of waste from demolition sites and skips
  • The waste mountain has led to the unique situation of a London street where property prices are going down, not up
  • The Enviroment Agency is taking legal action to try to force the operators of the site, Waste4Fuel Ltd, to clear the rubbish

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Homes dwarfed by stinking 18,000 ton waste mountain

It's 40ft high and 70ft wide and growing by the day. And not surprisingly the residents of Cornwall Drive in Bromley are not impressed.

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A court case is underway to try to end the misery of people living next to a huge mountain of rubbish in south east London.

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Residents of Cornwall Drive in St Paul's Cray claim their homes are blighted and their health is being affected by the smell and dust from a waste disposal site.

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14-year-old girl goes missing from home in south London

A 14-year-old girl has gone missing from her home in Chislehurst in south London. Police say Amy Wilson-Smith has not gone missing before, and her disappearance is "out of character".

Amy Wilson-Smith Credit: Met Police

Amy was seen last night at Bromley South train station, and may have travelled to Kentish Town. She was wearing her school uniform of a black jumper, skirt and coat and a purple and white shirt. Amy was also carrying black school bag. Anyone with information can call police on 101.

Man jailed for historic sexual assaults on children

A 76 year old man from Godalming in Surrey has been jailed for more than two years for sexual assaults on young boys starting in the 1960s.

Benjamin Dix assaulted boys as young as nine years old when he was a member of a flying club at Biggin Hill airport in Bromley.

The attacks took place over almost 30 years between 1969 and and 1992. He was arrested after one of the victims came forward in 2011, more than 40 years after he was assaulted by Dix.

He was sentenced to 30 months in prison at Woolwich Crown Court and will also sign the sex offenders register for life.

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