Mounds of fly-tipped rubbish appear in picturesque Leeds village

Police are appealing for information after large heaps of rubbish were fly-tipped in a Leeds beauty spot.

By Joe Cawthorn
Wednesday, 20th February 2019, 12:27 pm
Updated Wednesday, 20th February 2019, 12:32 pm
Large piles of what looks like household waste have been dumped in Leeds. PIC: West Yorkshire Police
Large piles of what looks like household waste have been dumped in Leeds. PIC: West Yorkshire Police

The mounds appeared in the picturesque east Leeds village of Barwick-in-Elmet.

The picture, which was shared on Facebook by West Yorkshire Police's Wildlife and Rural Crime force, shows what looks like piles of household waste, including a mattress and a sofa, among many other things.

YEP says: Leeds is blighted by fly-tipping and we must make alternatives easy and cheapThe post was shared on Facebook today (Wednesday), wit police appealing for help to track down the culprits.

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Large piles of what looks like household waste have been dumped in Leeds. PIC: West Yorkshire Police

They said: "Large Fly Tip in Barwick in Elmet area of Leeds.

REVEALED: The 12 worst areas in Leeds for fly-tipping and dumping rubbish"Please share to see if we can locate the offenders.

"DO YOU RECOGNISE ANY OF THE RUBBISH."