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Serial asbestos dumper caught on CCTV

  • CCTV shows man drive truck up a quiet street in Hillside Avenue on Wednesday
  • He then dumps the rubble before driving off, leaving furious residents to find it
  • One resident has claimed she was told that he has eluded police for 15 years  

A serial asbestos dumper who has eluded police for 15 years has been caught dropping mounds of the deadly substance on a residential road.  

Shocking CCTV footage shows the man drive his truck up a quiet street in Hillside Avenue, Sydney on Wednesday evening.

He then dumps the rubble before driving off, leaving furious residents to find it sitting outside their houses.   

Shocking CCTV footage shows the man drive his truck up a quite street in Hillside Avenue, Sydney on Wednesday evening

A serial asbestos dumper who has eluded police for 15 years has been caught dropping mounds of the deadly substance on a residential road. Pictured: The rubble

A serial asbestos dumper who has eluded police for 15 years has been caught dropping mounds of the deadly substance on a residential road. Pictured: The rubble

One resident asked police if this was a serial offender and was told ‘we’ve been looking for him for 15 years,’ reported Nine News. 

Asbestos, a material used in building insulation, has been phased out since the 1980s when it was realised that it was harmful and could cause illnesses such as lung cancer.

A spokesman for NSW police said: ‘Investigations are underway after asbestos was illegally dumped in Sydney’s south west overnight.

‘About 5.45pm on Wednesday a tipper truck carrying contaminated waste believed to be asbestos was allegedly dumped on the roadway along Hillside Avenue, Clemton Park.

‘Officers from Campsie Police Area Command attended and cordoned off the roadway.

‘Fire & Rescue NSW attended and sprayed a sealing agent on the pile and covered it in plastic.

‘The matter has been referred to the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) for further investigation, with local police assisting and charges expected to be laid.

‘Illegal dumping is a serious crime that can have severe impacts on the environment and can endanger the community.

‘Members of the public can report incidents of suspected illegal dumping to the EPA’s 24/7 Environment Line on 131 555.’

A spokesman for NSW police said: 'Investigations are underway after asbestos was illegally dumped in Sydney's south west overnight'

A spokesman for NSW police said: ‘Investigations are underway after asbestos was illegally dumped in Sydney’s south west overnight’

 



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