Discarded boxes of bones in Crowborough

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Following a series of unpleasant fly tips around the Crowborough and Eridge area, Wealden District Council are increasingly concerned that potentially unregulated pork products are finding their way into the human food chain.

The slaughtered remains of pigs have been fly tipped on various occasions over the last two months. The discarded remains are often boxed up in animal product boxes, some with the word BONES written on the top.

Three boxes of suspected animal bones were found in woodland on Green Lane near the entrance to Beacon Academy towards the end of August:

Photo Nadine Barnden / Facebook

The Council said there had been five incidents of pig remains being fly-tipped since mid-August, including heads and other parts of the carcasses.

Five boxes were discarded in the most recent fly tip at the end of last week.

Photo Wealden District Council

Wealden District Council’s Appeal for Help

The Council needs your help to identify where the remains are coming from and where the meat is being sold.

Have you noticed boxes of bones at your place of work or whilst travelling?

Have you noticed someone new advertising meat for sale on social media? Or perhaps at a car boot fair or market?

Have you noticed suspicious activity at a smallholding, piece of land or in a garden?

Is someone/a business having meat deliveries out of the ordinary?

Council officers are working with the Sussex Police Rural Crime Team in an effort to identify the source.

If you have any information please contact the Street Scene Team in confidence on 01323 443322 or email street.scene@wealden.gov.uk

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