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Driver in Norfolk moves eight tonnes of ‘still burning bonfire’ in open trailer

PUBLISHED: 11:00 12 January 2018 | UPDATED: 16:17 12 January 2018

A driver in Thetford attempted to move eight tonnes of burning waste in an open trailer. Picture: Norfolk & Suffolk Road Police.

A driver in Thetford attempted to move eight tonnes of burning waste in an open trailer. Picture: Norfolk & Suffolk Road Police.

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A driver in Norfolk has attempted to move around eight tonnes of burning waste in an open trailer.

Police noticed smoke and flames coming from the trailer in Mundford Road in Thetford at around midday yesterday.

The large trailer was carrying around eight tonnes of unsecured burning wood, plant material and soil.

Police pulled over the vehicle and the driver explained that the burning waste was the remains of a bonfire.

The fire service partly put out the bonfire and made sure it was safe enough to move under escort to a location where the fire could be completely extinguished.

The driver, a man from Cambridgeshire, has been reported and a decision will be made about any future prosecution of the driver.

Mark Carter, police constable, said: “Even for experienced officers this was a shock to see somebody actually transporting a bonfire.

“The risks of this sort of action should be obvious to any road user.”

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