Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Appeal for information after shredded paper appeared on street for third consecutive year

An unusual case of littering has become an annual nuisance for the residents of Charmouth in West Dorset.

For the past three years, large quantities of shredded paper have appeared along The Street, Charmouth, always around same time of year with the latest incident taking place on Saturday night.

But as well as shredded newspaper, residents were this year also left to pick up fish and chip wrappers, cigarette packets, beer cans, medical gloves and spark plugs. It is thought the littering took place sometime between 10pm and 10.30pm but residents have been left none the wiser over who is causing the annual problem.

The littering has been reported to the police in previous years, when reams of shredded paper spread all the way into Lyme Regis, and those who cleared up the mess on Saturday said they will report it again if the incident is repeated. Residents are appealing to anyone who may have any information on this annual issue, and are asking them to contact police if they can help.

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