FLY-TIPPERS are being hunted after rubbish was dumped in a village.

Braintree Council has put out an appeal for information after a pile of rubbish was found at the entrance to a field on Rectory Road, Stisted.

The large amount of waste consisted of steel, what is believed to be bonded concrete asbestos, a child car seat, and a gas bottle.

It is believed that the waste was originally a car garage.

A council spokesperson said: “Our street scene enforcement team are pursuing some information received but would appreciate any further assistance from the public.

“So if anyone had a garage demolished recently or has any information that would assist the team in identifying the persons responsible for this offence, please contact 01376 552525 or email

“We will continue to take these offences extremely seriously and always push for a prosecution against those responsible where we can.

“We will simply not tolerate offences like this in the Braintree district.”

The council has also urged residents to check for appropriate licence when hiring companies to dispose of waste.

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