Dead hens dumped in layby near Ottery

EDDC StreetScene team were cleared to clear up the flytipping near Fairmile.

EDDC StreetScene team were cleared to clear up the flytipping near Fairmile. - Credit: Archant

An appeal for information has been issued after 50 dead hens were found dumped in a layby near Ottery.

Between 40 and 50 dead hens were discovered dumped in a layby near Fairmile.

Between 40 and 50 dead hens were discovered dumped in a layby near Fairmile. - Credit: Archant

East Devon District Council’s environmental health team was called out to the old A30, between Fairmile and Fenny Bridges, last Thursday (March 16).

The council was alerted by the Environment Agency after confirmation by Defra that there was no concern for avian flu.

A district council spokeswoman said: “We take all matters of fly-tipping very seriously and our environmental health and StreetScene services will always investigate and take action wherever possible.

“Anyone seen littering or fly-tipping rubbish will be pursued and they will be charged clear up costs as well as the fine. The fixed penalties range from £200 to £400 depending on the circumstances. Larger scale fly tips will be referred for prosecution.”

Between 40 and 50 dead hens were discovered dumped in a layby near Fairmile.

Between 40 and 50 dead hens were discovered dumped in a layby near Fairmile. - Credit: Archant


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Anyone who saw the incident is asked to email environmentalhealth@eastdevon.gov.uk

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