Environment Agency and Gloucestershire police officers raided an “unpermitted” waste site in the Forest of Dean yesterday (February 23) as part of a crackdown on illegal waste activities.
The unannounced visit was carried out by the Agency alongside Gloucester Constabulary as part of an investigation surrounding potential end-of-life vehicle dismantling activities at the site near Coleford.
The investigation is reportedly focused on suspected stolen vehicles as well as theft and fraud offences, with local police officers on standby while enquiries take place.
According to the Agency, evidence including photographs and paperwork was collected and seized during the raid for further examination by officers.
Acting inspector Paul Simmons of Gloucestershire Constabulary, said: “Police are assisting with enquiries into any suspected stolen vehicles and also any theft and fraud offences. Local officers from Coleford Police Station were on standby to allow the Environment Agency to undertake their enquiries and to prevent any breach of the peace.”