A DEESIDE primary school has been targeted by fly-tippers over the weekend – an act which the deputy head branded as ‘disgusting’.

Queensferry CP School, in Chester Road, had several items dumped in the main car park area – including an armchair and dozens of empty beer bottles.

The rubbish was spotted by a member of staff who was passing by the school on Saturday, and notified others of the issue.

Sheree Gregory, deputy head teacher at the school, said: “It is just disgusting behaviour to see these flung across the school with no regard for the children.

"We work hard to instil good values in our pupils about caring for their community and the environment and to have this rubbish dumped on our doorstep is an outrage and just extremely disappointing.”

Mrs Gregory, who lives nearby, came to the school on Saturday morning and called the council’s Streetscene team for help with removing the rubbish.

She added: “Hats off to the Streetscene team as we called them and they were so polite and understanding of the situation, the rubbish was cleared away within a matter of hours.”

According to the Flintshire Council's website, if your waste is found to be dumped illegally, whether you know about it or not, you can face a fine of up to £5,000.

To report instances of fly-tipping in your area, call StreetScene on 01352 701234.