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Mum in fear for child after giant pile of rubbish full of rats dumped in street

A furious group of neighbours have slammed shameless fly-tippers who dumped a huge 16ft mountain of rubbish in the middle of their residential street.

Residents of Bilhay Lane, in West Bromwich, were left gobsmacked after they woke up to discover a huge pile of festering garbage dumped on their doorsteps on Wednesday, January 13.

The giant pile of trash angered locals who spotted discarded crates, carpet, plastic rubbish, football cars, food, and black bags amongst the garbage.

Mum-of-one Tina Blackmore, 29, claimed the indecent isn’t isolated and has urged the council to clear the street after she saw "rats running about," leaving her in fear for her child.

She said: "It stinks and I've seen rats running about, I fear for the health of my little girl.

"I couldn't believe it when I opened my door and spotted it the other day – it is absolutely huge and the council haven't cleared it away yet either.

"We've had problems with fly-tipping before but I've never seen anything like this.

"It's left the place looking like a landfill site and it's like living in a third world country.

"We're worried enough about our health at the minute with the virus, so this is the last thing we need."

Taking to social media, another resident, Sue Meaden, said the road is turning into "one big skip" and urged the council to fine the "scum" who dumped the rubbish.

She said: "That's so disgusting yet again we are turning into one big skip.

"Enough is enough council get it sorted and big fines issued to make them clean it up and still pay a fine scum these people are."

Diane Clay added: "That's actually a danger to life, no emergency vehicle could go past that, filthy scumbags."

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MP for West Bromwich East, Nicola Richards, said the incident was "absolutely shocking" and said she would be writing to the council about the issue.

Ms Richards said: "I'll be writing to the council. There's far too much fly-tipping across the whole constituency but that is on another level."

Anyone caught fly-tipping and illegally depositing waste could face a fine of up to £20,000 or even prison.

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