Van used in fly tipping offences destroyed by Manchester authorities

A van believed to have been involved in a number of fly-tipping offences has been crushed by authorities.

The vehicle, a white Ford Transit, was reported to have been involved in eight separate fly-tipping offences in south Manchester.

This is the first time Manchester has made use of special powers - allowing the seizure and sale or destruction of a vehicle – in its crackdown on environmental crime.

The offences centred on the Whitby Road area of Withington and involved the dumping of a variety of waste including wooden pallets, furniture and rubble.

An inspection of the aged vehicle, first registered in 2004, recognised that a sale was not viable and so it was decided that it would be destroyed.

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