Illegal dumping outrages locals
LOCAL residents were outraged and police and the Gympie Regional Council were yesterday following up leads into the illegal dumping of a large load of rubbish and old furniture on a side track off the picturesque Lagoon Pocket Rd near Long Flat.
The load, which obstructed the entire width of the track, included identifying documents, furniture and children's equipment.
The documents were handed in to Gympie police to help with their investigation.
Nearby resident Jason McPherson said he did not think it would take much to track the perpetrator down, as some of the documents contained an address as well.
" ...this guy might not be hard to find," he said.
"I just want it cleaned up, and worry what is he teaching his kids as there is a lot of kids' equipment been dumped."
The general consensus from Gympie Times Facebook followers was of outrage and a little schadenfreude that the perpetrator had failed to get rid of the incriminating evidence, though the person identified in the documents may well not be the person responsible for the sickening case of littering.