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Pictured: Static caravan dumped on Northern Ireland road

By Jonny Bell

A large static caravan has been dumped on a road in Belfast.

The structure, stripped of its metal and other materials, was left in the middle of the Upper Springfield Road on Thursday evening.

Police attended and pulled it over onto the pavement to stop it blocking the road.

SDLP Councillor Tim Attwood said the city was not a dumping ground for people trying to escape the cost of disposing of waste illegally.

Speaking to the Belfast Telegraph he said: "Dumping is a problem across the city in general and it is something we deal with regularly.

"It is important that the council and others now move to deal with this issue, obviously the police have already moved the obstruction off the road.

"We have had sofas, oil tanks and all-sorts dumped, but this is the first time I have heard of a caravan. It's a significant problem and a serious matter. It is up to the authorities to find those responsible."

He added: "There is also the cost to the ratepayer/taxpayer for those that dump materials on the side of the road rather than paying the appropriate costs to have the materials properly disposed of.

"It is time and money that could be better spent."

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