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Last Updated: Tuesday, 17 April 2007, 15:40 GMT 16:40 UK
Fly-tippers targeted in operation
An operation aimed at reducing fly-tipping on the Cotswolds has been called a success.

More than 70 vehicles believed to be carrying waste were stopped by police and drivers and vehicles checked.

Scott Williams, waste manager at Cotswold District Council, said because of the size of the area it was hard to achieve a successful prosecution.

"Normally we need a witness and proof of an offence or we sift through rubbish for addresses," he said.

More than 70 vehicles were stopped during Tuesday's operation and 20 potential offences were found.

Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) officials were also checking diesel fuel to ensure the correct duty had been paid.

Wiltshire and Gloucestershire Police worked with Cotswold District Council, VOSA and representatives from the Environment Agency.

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