A WAVE of flytipping is being blamed on organised crime.

Prominent landowners’ association CLA South East, which represent thousands of landowners in the area, has spoken out after a string of incidents across Sussex.

Regional director of CLA South East Robin Edwards said: “There are examples here in the South East of flytipping on an industrial scale and this is normally carried out by organised crime units. These units go round taking waste from sites and then dispose of it illegally, expecting private landowners or the taxpayer to foot the bill.”

This came after more than 500 tyres were dumped across seven rural locations near Chichester in just two weeks. Arun District Council has also reported two large flytips in the Arundel area.