Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Find the Twisted Mind Behind This Sickening Stunt

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Find the Twisted Mind Behind This Sickening Stunt

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Byline: Kate Proctor Local Government Reporter kate.proctor@ncjmedia.co.uk

DECOMPOSING chicken carcasses dumped in a back lane have sparked a council hunt for an illegal tipper.

Families were met with revolting scenes as a thousand dead chickens were strewn across Newcastle's West End in black bin bags.

Council officers are now searching for the culprit who left no obvious trace of where the birds had come from. Coun Stephen Powers, Deputy Cabinet Member for Community Safety for Newcastle City Council, said: "The scale of this crime is quite staggering. Not only are those responsible creating a major public health risk, they are creating an environmental hazard, and leaving the taxpayer to foot the bill.

"I'm grateful to our officers who responded very quickly but we're determined that this won't happen again.

"If anyone has any further information about this offence, then please come forward as we will not hesitate in prosecuting those responsible. …

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