THOSE who are plaguing a town with rubbish will be 'brought to justice', a council has said.

Since lockdown began, levels of flytipping have increased across some parts of the county.

The Leader previously reported that Shotton in particular was going from 'bad to worse' due to increasing anti-social behaviour incidents.

Cllr Mike Evans said: "Not just progressively, but very quickly the town has gone from bad to worse with a constant volume of flytipping and the increased amount of drug users and Anti Social behaviour is now making residents not feeling safe in their own community.

"A lot of it, not all, stems from HMO's (Houses of multiple occupancy) and a lack of respect for authorities such as police.

"The lack of Respect has been apparent for sometime for our community, as you know I've been chasing up flytipping issues for the past nine years and it's progressively got worse."

There has been several incidents in Shotton the past week including fly tipping, drinking on the streets and collisions due to dangerous driving.

However Flintshire Council said all residents have a legal duty of care in their town.

A spokesman added: "Since the commencement of lockdown the number of fly tip incidents have increased across some parts of the County.

"Flintshire’s environmental crime enforcement team are investigating every reported case to ensure those responsible are brought to justice.

"Residents are reminded of their legal Duty of Care to ensure that their waste is disposed of in an appropriate manner and, when using a trade waste company, to check that company is registered with Natural Resources Wales to transport and dispose of waste."