12 tonnes of asbestos dumped in Fens sparks safety fears among residents

Residents of Cambridgeshire have voiced their concerns over 12 tonnes of asbestos that was dumped beside a remote fenland riverbank.

It is expected that the clean-up operation will run into thousands of pounds, and witnesses are being urged to come forward after the asbestos, bagged up in builders’ merchant sacks, was left close to Manea near Ely.

John Elworthy, Editor of the Cambridge Times, has offered £500 of his own money for any information that leads to the fly tipper being prosecuted.

Fenland District Council have said ”Witnesses are the key to helping us identify who is responsible, and we would appeal for anyone with information to get in touch”
After a number of similar cases, Fenland District Council added ”we are committed to catching those who fly tip in our district and would urge people to report any such activity that appears suspicious.”’