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Aberdeen fly-tipping blackspot focus of Grampian Police crackdown

Fly-tipping in Aberdeen
Image caption Concerns have been raised in the Woodside area of Aberdeen

Police have carried out a crackdown at a fly-tipping blackspot in Aberdeen.

Officers have stepped up patrols in the Grandholm Estate, an area plagued by people illegally dumping potentially dangerous waste.

BBC Scotland had revealed in October how locals in Woodside had been physically threatened by people dumping items on the patch of ground near Mugiemoss Playing Fields.

Grampian Police said 35 vans and four cars were stopped on Thursday.

Sgt Isla Campbell said: "Fly-tipping is a blight on our city - and not only that, it's a crime.

"We were encouraged to be able to educate a number of drivers on waste transportation issues.

"We will continue to target fly-tippers and will be conducting directed patrols in problem areas."

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