Council investigators want to find who dumped tons of waste at a Flockton beauty spot.

Two stinking mounds of rubble, furniture, tyres and building waste blocked Grange Lane twice in the space of a week.

The road runs through woodland close to the National Coal Mining Museum.

Flockton resident Paul Mountain caught this flytipping in Grange Lane

It meant police had to close the road for several days until it could be cleared away.

Now Kirklees have revealed details of a vehicle they want to trace.

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The council is asking for help in identifying the man thought to have been involved in a large fly tip of waste on the road at the beginning of April.

The council’s enforcement officers visited Grange Lane, on April 8, following reports of a large amount of waste being dumped, blocking off the road. They also returned days later when a second load of rubbish was dumped.

Continuous flytipping keeps Grange Lane, Flockton, closed to vehicles. Kirklees enforcement officer Philippa Hather grooms through the rubbish looking for clues to its origin.

The team gathered evidence that led them to the address that the rubbish came from.

Officers have now spoken to the property owners, and following the interview are now looking to find the whereabouts of the owner of a red Ford Transit vehicle with an open back.

The vehicle they are trying to locate may have gold/yellow lettering on the side that says ‘cheaper than a skip’.

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The vehicle is reported to have been driven by a man that went by the name of John; he is described as having dark curly hair, being 5foot 9inches tall and around 60 years of age.

The council is keen to talk to anyone who has any information regarding ‘John’ or the red Ford Transit vehicle.

Continuous flytipping keeps Grange Lane, Flockton, closed to vehicles.

Anyone with information should contact the Streetscene Action Team by calling 01484 416222.

It is the latest move by the council to crack down of flytipping which is proving to be a big problem in the area, with hundreds of incidents reported over the past 12 months.