Flytippers are hunted after dumping a boat full of rubbish and a massive caravan outside a primary school
- Mystery culprits who dumped the eyesore face prison or a fine of up to £50,000
- £100 gift cards are offered by Wokingham Borough Council for any information
- Town residents poke fun whilst speculating on the backstory of the dumpings
Mystery flytippers have dumped a boat and a caravan, leading council chiefs to hunt the culprits, offering £100 gift cards for information.
A bright yellow fishing boat – worth hundreds of pounds but clearly well-used – was first dumped outside a primary school in Crowthorne, Berks.
And just days later, a mobile home – which would have cost the owners thousands of pounds when first bought – was found discarded 200 meters away.
The dumpings are causing a huge eyesore because both are now in a scruffy state with the caravan covered in graffiti and the boat spilling over with waste.
The well-used fishing boat was dumped outside a primary school last week, prompting council bosses to offer £100 gift cards for information that leads to arrest
Locals joked that police should ask to see if anyone had won the discarded boat on Bullseye
A council spokesperson said: ‘We’re looking for the captain of this boat full of rubbish.
‘This has been fly-tipped on Nine Mile Ride by St Sebastian’s Parish School and St Sebastian’s Church and we are investigating.
‘We’re also looking for the unhappy camper who dumped a Caravan on Nine Mile Ride.
‘This fly-tipping incident took place in Crowthorne, just 200 metres away from where the speed boat was dumped last week.’
The caravan was dumped on Monday in the otherwise picturesque town of Crowthorne, Berks
The spokesperson added: ‘Do you know anything about this?
‘If the information you provide results in a successful prosecution you will receive a gift card to the value of £100.
‘We operate a zero-tolerance approach to fly-tipping and will not hesitate to prosecute those responsible.’
Meanwhile, residents in the town took to social media to make hilarious speculations on the back story.
Some joked that police should ask around to see if anyone local won the cult darts TV programme Bullseye.
The 80s and 90s ITV show – hosted by Jim Bowen – was famed for offering prizes of boats and caravans.
Bullseye was a hit TV show in the 80s and 90s hosted by TV legend Jim Bowen, who gave contestants prizes such as boats similar to the one now left as rubbish (stock image)
Charlotte Webb joked: ‘I’d start looking at local winners of Bullseye.’
Wayne Evans added: ‘You sure this wasn’t old Bullseye prizes that someone won?
‘Speedboat is a big clue.’
Sylvia Pedersen added: ‘Hermes were supposed to be delivering a caravan, has anyone received it in error?’
Shant Kevorkian said: ‘Stick a ‘for rental’ sign on it.
‘Make a few hundred quid – new caravan park.
Fiona Tattersall added: ‘What the heck?
‘Put extra windows in it and turn it into a community greenhouse.’
Fly-tippers face up to five years in prison or a £50,000 fine.
Thames Valley Police have been approached for comment.