Kent

Fly-tippers dump asbestos in Kent lane

Fly-tippers who dumped asbestos in a country lane in Kent are being sought by council officials.

The waste was tipped in Chapel Lane, an unmade single-track road in Halling.

The asbestos was in roofing sheets used on garages or industrial buildings. Rubble, a kitchen work-top, guttering and a mattress were also found dumped.

Medway Council said the offenders had been "totally irresponsible" and exposed the public to the risk of breathing in asbestos fibres.

Officers said evidence found at the site would be used to track down those responsible.

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