Mystery carcass dumped on street with rubbish in gruesome flytipping ‘first’

An investigation has been launched after discarded animal remains were found dumped in an alleyway.

The gruesome discovery seems to contain several bones as well as a rib cage of a large animal.

The discarded plastic box was discovered by local councillor Andrea Johnson who fumed online at the fly tippers plaguing the city, according to Plymouth Live.

Andrea, who is vegan, said: “It’s yet another example of the dreadful fly tipping in Mutley. And how CCTV is needed to catch the culprits in the act.

“I go into 2022 fighting the same issues of flytipping and environmental crime.

“Lovely day for a stroll around Mutley. Plenty of grot and filth for me to report as always.

“It’s the first time I’ve come across what appears to be a flytipped carcass!

“The refuse fairy won’t magically remove this item and it should be disposed of responsibly. Utterly disgusting.”

She has since called for CCTV to be introduced in the area to catch those responsible for dumping the remains and other flytippers.

A Plymouth City Council spokesman said: “We are aware of this incident and officers have visited the location.

“We will now carry out an investigation with a view to pursuing environmental enforcement action.”

Last month we reported how some town halls are training drone pilots to spot illegal waste dumping sites from the air.

Latest figures show fly-tipping has hit a record high – up 16 per cent on last year to 1.1 million cases.

But some local authorities have been criticised for not doing enough to tackle the problem, with the number of fines falling by half in 2020-21 to 1,313, from 2,672 the previous year.

The drones cost around £5,000 each and another £5,000 to train staff to carry out aerial surveys.

In the latest attempt to improve its enforcement operation on fly-tipping, the spy-in-the-sky devices will be used to investigate waste dumping offences in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear.