Fly tippers strike at Waterhay car park, Ashton Keynes, Cotswold Water Park
FLY-TIPPERS struck at Cotswold Water Park last week.
On Tuesday morning last week residents found the entrance to the Waterhay car park in Ashton Keynes blocked by the bottom half of a caravan filled with household waste.
The top half of the caravan had been towed into the car park and dumped, destroying the height barrier at the entrance in the process.
A spokesman from the Cotswold Water Park Trust, the charity which manages the area, said the flytippers, having blocked the entrance to the car park, had then sawed down gate posts so they could get out.
The car park was re open within 24 hours thanks to the work of CWPT rangers, along with three farmers and a mechanic from the area, who cleared the site and fixed the damage.
The car park is a popular starting point for walker, riders, cyclists and birdwatchers setting off along the Thames Path.
Officers from Wiltshire police are investigating the incident and anyone with any information that could help is asked to call them on 101.