May 31, 2018 4.56 pm This story is over 66 months old

Dead reptile missing head found in rubbish

Over 400 tyres were also found among the waste

A metre-long dead reptile missing its head was found dumped in a mountain of tyres and other fly-tipped rubbish in Grimsby.

The lizard, which is believed could be an iguana, was found with its body badly decomposed among waste in Moody Lane in Grimsby by workers from North East Lincolnshire Council’s street cleansing team.

The discovery was made while the team were clearing several fly-tipped tyres from the entrance to a gated track near New Cut Drain.

North East Lincolnshire Council is appealing for witnesses after over 400 tyres were found dumped at a number of sites last week, which will cost them hundreds of pounds to dispose of.

Mountain of tyres found on Moody Lane in Grimsby. Photo: North East Lincolnshire Council

Tyres dumped on Moody Lane being transported away. Photo: North East Lincolnshire Council

The sites included:

  • Moody Lane, Grimsby
  • Stirling Street, Grimsby
  • Under Cleethorpe Road flyover, Grimsby, near Prince Albert Gardens
  • A18 Barton Street
  • Kiln Lane, Stallingborough
  • New Haven Terrace off the A1173 Immingham, near the Kings Road roundabout
  • Tyres have also been dumped into the River Freshney during the past couple of months, which flow towards Riverhead and create a hazard for staff to remove them.

Several plastic tubs containing 125 litres of used engine oil were also recently found.

People can bring up to four tyres to the council’s community recycling centres and businesses should have arrangements in place to dispose of them lawfully.

Portfolio holder for Safer and Strong Communities, councillor David Bolton, said: “Our staff were shocked to find an exotic creature from South America dumped in a back lane off an industrial estate in Grimsby.

“It’s an extraordinary discovery and someone out there must know where it came from. If you have any information, please get in touch.

“Fly-tipping is a huge drain on the public purse. It will cost the council hundreds of pounds to dispose of these illegally dumped tyres.”

Anyone wishing to report fly-tipping click here and give as much information as possible, or call 01472 326300.

Tyres found on Kiln Lane, Stallingborough. Photo: North East Lincolnshire Council

Tyres found under Cleethorpe Road flyover in Grimsby. Photo: North East Lincolnshire Council