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Fly-tipping Investigation At Beauty Spot
Anything from 50 to 100 sofas and other items have been tipped down a gully in North Devon known as Breakneck Hole.
An investigation has been launched after the furniture was reported dumped in a remote area off the B3358 near Challacombe.
North Devon Council is now looking into where the furniture has come from and who owns the land.
Environmental Warden Bill Hucker said: "We were first alerted to the fly-tipping on New Year's Eve.
"However, our investigations have been hampered by the location and the recent bad weather.
"We're also still trying to find out whose land this has been dumped on. In the meantime, we're hoping someone may recognise their old sofa among the photos we have, which could help us identify those responsible for the fly-tipping."
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If you do recognise any of the sofas, or if you have any information about those responsible for the fly-tipping, please contact 01271 374776 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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