Surrey

Fly-tipped waste in Claygate 'contained asbestos'

Fly-tipped waste
Image caption Anyone who recognises the red door is asked to contact the council

Fly-tipped builders' waste believed to be contaminated with asbestos has been removed from a country lane in Surrey.

Elmbridge Borough Council said the rubbish was dumped during the night and was spread along more than 328ft of the road in Claygate.

Pictures have just been released in an appeal to find anyone who recognises the distinctive red door in the waste.

The council said the waste created "a potentially deadly obstruction" for passing motorists on 25 August.

Licensed contractors were hired to remove the waste at a cost of about £1,000, the council added.

Surrey Police closed Woodstock Lane South while the clean up operation was carried out.

Elmbridge council said it would take legal action if the fly-tipper was identified.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the council's environmental care division in confidence.

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