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More cameras to trap fly-tippers in County Durham

The "biggest" crackdown against illegal fly-tipping in County Durham is being promised by council bosses.

Dozens of CCTV cameras will be placed at known hotspots throughout the county over the coming weeks, with the warning that those caught will be prosecuted.

The campaign - dubbed Operation Stop It - is being backed by Durham Police and the Environment Agency.

Recent figures showed council staff are still dealing with more than 2,500 fly-tipping incidents a year.

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