Ambulances forced to divert on 999 calls after ‘selfish’ fly-tippers…

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Ambulances forced to divert on 999 calls after ‘selfish’ fly-tippers…

Ambulances forced to divert on 999 calls after ‘selfish’ fly-tippers close East Yorkshire road
2022-06-29 15:29:00
A road in East Yorkshire had to be closed overnight after fly-tippers left rubbish scattered across it in “one of the most selfish acts” police said they had come across. The rural road near New Ellerby had to be closed on Tuesday night after waste was strewn across, no doubt costing the public purse thousands to pick up. Officers hit out at offenders, saying the incident had “taken the biscuit”. As a result of the closure several emergency services vehicles had to be re-routed which – in a rural area – could have been “the difference between life and death”, officers said. Police are now appealing for any witnesses to the load being dumped. Read more:East Yorkshire field transformed into spectacular 'peas' of art Posting images of the scene showing fragments scattered everywhere, Humberside Police's East Riding South team said they were called out over what appeared to be “the contents of a flatbed tipper” dumped on Mulberry Lane. “The road had to be stopped for some time to be cleared and cleaned, causing massive inconvenience to farmers and others innocently using the road,” said the force. “It also meant that ambulances and the fire brigade had to be diverted. When minutes and seconds mean the difference between life and death this could have been disastrous. “Fly-tipping is thoughtless at the best of times but this took the biscuit – one of the most selfish acts I have ever come across.” Mulberry Lane in East Yorkshire had to be closed after piles of rubbish were strewn across

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