Heartless fly-tippers have been blasted for dumping huge piles of waste including soiled mattresses and rotting food – over graves in a CEMETERY.
It was quickly cleared by the council according to a mourner who says he was “sick to the stomach” after seeing the foul mess at the cemetery in Wakefield, W Yorks.
John Exton, 71, was visiting his great aunt’s grave after travelling up from his home in Monmouthshire when he spotted the stinking waste on Tuesday morning (24 April).
The retired head of art teacher, who grew up in Wakefield took pictures of the rubbish mound dumped near to the entrance of the cemetery.
He said: “I have got a relative in that graveyard, the last time I was in there was to bury my great aunt and I was just appalled to see it in that condition.
“I was taking my wife to where I lived and to see that someone has used it to fly tip across graves like that is very, very sad.
“It was right near the entrance. I have never seen anything like that. It should not be like that, it’s so disrespectful.
“It really took me aback and I thought how could people do this? There were lots of containers of pitta breads.
“I went back at the end of the day and the council had cleared it. I don’t know how long it had been there.
“There should be some moral side to people. I understand sometimes people fly-tip because they have to pay to get it collected but I just cannot understand this.”
The town has been plagued by fly-tipping for years and, despite the best efforts of council workers to clear the trash, it remains a blot.