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Organised crime suspected in rash of Surrey fly-tips

The Environment Agency (EA) is investigating whether there are links between three large fly-tipping incidents carried out by organised criminals in Surrey during the past week.

Large amounts of waste were fly-tipped at sites near Guildford on 26 or 27 March at Greene Dene, West Horsley and on 27 or 28 March at Old London Road, Ripley (pictured), followed by dumping on 30 or 31 March at an emergency access road by Clay Lane Bridge over the A3 at Burpham.

The EA has appealed to anyone with information to call it or the Crimestoppers hotline.

A spokesperson said: “Our investigations are ongoing into whether all three are linked but we urge the public to come forward with any info.

“We have launched an investigation into the incidents in the past week at West Horsley, Burnt Common and now Burpham, where 60 tonnes of waste has been unloaded from lorries.

”People who illegally dump rubbish anywhere, never mind across the Surrey countryside, are purely motivated by greed and self-interest. This isn’t someone dropping a couple of bin bags – it is serious organised crime.”

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