Residents left living in misery and in fear of rats

Appalling scenes of flytipping, including the dumping of food waste, has made life a misery for people living on a Sefton street.

Residents of Jubilee Road in Crosby say the waste has been at the end of the road for more than a month now.

Patricia Murphy, 68, said: “I’ve lived on this road for over 10 years and I have never seen anything like it.

“I’m so worried that we have limited council services due to the pandemic and I think there’ll be a rat problem soon.

“Bin men have come and gone and obviously it’s not their job to pick up rotten food from the pavement. I don’t know who is responsible for cleaning it up but it’s really disgusting to see.”

Sefton Council has said previously it takes flytipping seriously and has a zero-tolerance policy against offenders.

This includes issuing £400 fixed penalty notices and prosecuting offenders wherever they can.

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