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Fly-tipping found at Brecon beauty spot

Huge piles of fly-tipping was found in Brecon Beacons beauty sport

Piles of discarded furniture and waste were found at Y Domen Fawr summit, Blaenau Gwent in the Brecon Beacons National Park.

The huge pile of fly-tipping was found just meters away from anti-littering signs.

The waste contained a range of household waste from a dartboard to old beds. It follows other cases in which old tyres, kitchen sinks and mattresses were dumped nearby.

Discarded paint cans, old tyres and kitchen sinks have been found in the piles
Nearly 1,000 incidents of fly-tipping have been reported in Blaneau Gwent in 2018

Kristian Wilkes, who walked to the site from Manmoel Road said "it's always been a hotspot for fly-tippers"

Seeing it this time has really shocked me and made me angry. It's never been this bad and it's sad to see, we should be proud of where we live not destroying it.

– Kristian Wilkes

Almost 1,000 incidents of fly-tipping were reporting to Blaenau Gwent council in 2018.

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prosecutions of fly-tipping were made, according to recent figures from StatsWales
Rubbish was also found strewn alongside the nearby road

Mr Wilkes thinks the council is not doing enough and believes that patrols need to happen daily or at least a few times a week, signs will not stop it.

Fly-tipping is an anti-social and dangerous problem which costs the council thousands of pounds every year to clear away... The council will fully investigate all complaints and also uses CCTV surveillance to proactively target-fly tippers. All complaints... will result in a formal investigation by a fully trained, experienced enforcement officer and if we find sufficient evidence to enable a prosecution we pursue one.

– A spokesman for Blaenau Gwent Council