An investigation has been launched after a huge pile of rubbish was dumped in Balham last week.

Wandsworth Council’s enforcement team is on the case to find the source of the waste, which was found in Ramsden Road and included black sacks, a duvet and clothes.

Evidence found in the pile links the crime to a nearby address.

The council’s spokesman for the environment Jonathan Cook has urged residents to report any fly-tip immediately as officers “rely heavily” on intelligence provided by the community.

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He said: “Many of their successful enforcement operations are the direct result of reports from Wandsworth residents who want to see an end to environmental crime.”

The council also advises to be “extremely wary” of people knocking on doors unannounced offering to take rubbish away.

“Cowboy” waste contactors offer their services for a cut price rate and then dump it somewhere nearby- often in parks or other open spaces.

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