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South Tyneside fly tipping - can you help find culprits?

South Tyneside Council is appealing for the public’s help in identifying fly tippers who dumped waste illegally on the banks of the River Tyne.

A large amount of rubbish, including kitchen worktops and cupboards, was discovered at Hebburn Marina by a member of South Tyneside Homes’ Handy Estates team carrying out inspections on Sunday morning.

Can you help? Credit: South Tyneside Council

The waste was dumped sometime between Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning and the council is seeking information about those responsible.

Fly tipping is a selfish crime and is totally unacceptable. Incidents like this spoil our natural environment and show a complete disregard for local communities and residents. There is no excuse for people not to dispose of their rubbish properly. There are significant costs involved in clearing and investigating this type of illegal disposal of waste which places a burden on the finances of the council and ultimately the taxpayer. This incident alone will cost around £1,000 to clean up, without any enforcement costs. I’d ask anyone who has any information about this incident to contact the council in confidence and help us bring the offenders to justice. While this is a quiet area, someone may have been out walking their dog or horse riding and we’d appeal for their help.”

– Cllr Moira Smith, South Tyneside Council

Appeal for information after dog stabbed on Tyneside

The RSPCA believe the black and white female Shih Tzu was stabbed Credit: RSPCA

The RSPCA are appealing for information after a dog was stabbed in Hebburn.

A black and white female Shih Tzu was found with serious wounds late in the evening on Sunday (12th June) in the Prince Consort Road area.

She is currently being treated by local vets.

Anyone who knows anything about this is being urged to contact the RSPCA.

Credit: RSPCA
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