A PAIR of fly-tippers who dumped two tonnes of building waste in a Waddon cul-de-sac have been branded "cowards".
Croydon Council officers were called to Lysander Road on the Imperial Way trading estate at around 3.30pm last Wednesday (January 21) after receiving reports of two men arriving in a van and tipping floor materials, windows, wood and other building waste on to the street.
The men fled on foot towards Imperial Way once neighbouring workers noticed the waste being dumped.
The council seized the vehicle, a specially-adapted Ford Transit van with a black storage area. The van will be crushed, once the investigation is over.
Environmental enforcement officers are now trawling neighbouring companies' CCTV footage and interviewing witnesses.
Councillor Stuart Collins, the council's cabinet member for Clean and Green Croydon, said: "Fly-tipping is a crime, and we urge anyone with information to help us find the cowards who chucked this waste and fled.
"You might not have seen them dump the waste, but the chances are that someone saw this distinctive van being loaded for an illegal cash-in-hand house clearance."
The new council administration has made getting tough on fly-tippers a key priority, via its Don't Mess With Croydon - Take Pride campaign.