Thanet council vows to ‘fully investigate’ flytipped wine and beer in Manston

The dumped bottles

Kent Police has confirmed that scores of bottles of non-alcoholic wine and beer have been dumped in Manston.

Kent Police  received a report at 3.57pm yesterday (May 17) that a quantity of non-alcoholic beer and wine had been found on a grass verge at Manston Road.
A police spokesperson said: “Officers attended the scene and following enquiries, the matter has been passed to the council.”

Birchington councillor Suzanne Brimm said her brother discovered two lots of flytipped bottles.

A Thanet council spokesman said: “Fly tipping is an inconsiderate act that damages the environment. It is a blight on roadsides and country lanes that we are determined to tackle.

“This incident will be fully investigated and if possible we will seek to bring a prosecution. Fly tipping is a criminal offence and can result in an unlimited fine or up to five years imprisonment.

“We remind residents that they are responsible for ensuring their waste is properly disposed of, even if they are paying someone else to take it away.”