MORE rubbish has been dumped behind an empty property in Walton despite work to clear the site.

Last week residents labelled the site in Pier Approach as a health hazard after hundreds of black bags were left discarded outside the building.

Police previously found more than £1million of cannabis at the property following a raid and compost and canes used for growing plants, appeared on the pile of mess last month.

Essex Police said the force had removed all items linked to the drugs, but any general waste was the responsibility of the property owner.

Work has taken place to remove rubbish from the site, but further waste has been dumped, including a sofa and extra black bags.

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

Residents had called on Tendring Council to clean up the site.

One said: “There’s all sorts of metal and stuff sticking out of the ground and it’s not fenced off - even that would be something.

“There is no excuse for this abomination and there are other residents who are shocked it’s still there.”

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

A spokesman for Tendring Council said a recent visit to the site showed clearance work was underway, with much of the original waste removed by the property owner.

He said: “We will continue to monitor the situation and progress made, including dealing with any new waste which has arrived, against our deadline for clearance, and consider next steps as appropriate.

“With regards to new waste, we will investigate fly tipping on public land and look to prosecute the offender, but on private land this is a matter for the landowner.”