Chicken carcasses dumped at Gloucestershire beauty spot

The chicken carcasses at Painswick Beacon. Credit: Gloucestershire County Council Trading Standards

More than a hundred chicken carcasses have been dumped at a Gloucestershire beauty spot.

The carcasses, which appear to have been professionally prepared, were found by a member of the public at Painswick Beacon. They are thought to have been dumped on the morning of Wednesday 30 January.

Eddie Coventry, Head of Gloucestershire County Council Trading Standards, said: “It is likely that these carcasses are food waste from a local business, which has dumped them to avoid having to pay the cost of proper disposal - as it is required to do by law.

“If anyone has any information that could help us identify the people responsible I would urge them to come forward.”

Cllr Will Windsor-Clive, Cabinet Member for Communities, said: “This is one of the most beautiful spots in the Gloucestershire countryside and should be kept that way for the enjoyment of local people.

“It is the responsibility of all local businesses to ensure they dispose of waste like this by operating through the correct channels. Anyone who doesn’t needs to be brought to the attention of Trading Standards.”

Members of the public with information can contact the Citizen’s Advice Consumer Service on 08454 040506 or report information anonymously on this website.