POLICE are not involved in the investigation of the fly-tipping in Greencastle last Friday, despite the widespread outrage expressed following the video which showed a man dump household rubbish at a dangerous road junction in the village.
The footage, which has been viewed thousands of times across social media, shows a man not only emptying bags of rubbish, but kicking it across the road and effectively blocking the public throughfare.
It’s understood that local people involved in the clean-up operation contacted both the police and council after witnessing the fly-tipping.
However, police said it was matter for the council and were not investigating the bizzare incident.
“Police received a report of rubbish dumped on the Greencastle Road, Omagh at around 2.10pm on Friday, January 4. The matter has been referred to council,” said a police spokesperson.
When the Ulster Herald contacted the council, they confirmed that their investigation was continuing.
“Fermanagh and Omagh District Council has been made aware of a serious act of fly-tipping in the Greencastle area over the weekend. The council is currently investigating the matter to identify the persons responsible and seeking legal advice with a view to the prosecution of the offenders.”
Local sources have suggested that the man responsible carried out the fly-tipping as an act of vengeance in an ongoing dispute.
The video, which also captured an expletive-ridden exchange between a shocked motorist and a woman who was travelling in the culprit’s car, has attracted condemnation from social media users right around the world.