Seized vehicle, suspected to have been used for flytipping, could be crushed

Seized truck

A seized vehicle, suspected to have been used for flytipping, may be sold or destroyed following great work between residents, Surrey Police and officers from Runnymede Borough Council.

The white Ford transit tipper was taken off the road on Thursday, 26 April, in Egham.

It is believed to have been involved in at least one flytipping incident in the Virginia Water area on Sunday, 22 April and will be disposed of unless a 'sufficiently evidenced claim' is properly made within the next 15 days.

Daniel Bradding, Senior Environmental Health Officer at Runnymede, said: "The vehicle was traced to Crown Street, Egham from where it was seized with the assistance of local police colleagues while the road was blocked for a short while.

"Our investigations are ongoing. If anyone has information about this or other flytipping incidents we encourage them to contact our flytipping hotline and leave a message anytime on 01932 425 656."

Unless a claim is put forward in the next fortnight, and meets the legislative requirements, the tipper will be sold or destroyed along with all its contents.

The vehicle can kept for further period of time if investigations continue. In the case of any legal proceedings it can be kept until the court case at which point there may be a forfeiture order placed on it.

The tipper was seized under powers granted to local councils in 2015 that allow them to take vehicles believed to have been used in waste offences including flytipping.

The vehicle seizure notice has also been posted online.

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