Thousands of plastic bottles force B4115 to close in bizarre road spillage - The Leamington Observer

Thousands of plastic bottles force B4115 to close in bizarre road spillage

Leamington Editorial 23rd Nov, 2016 Updated: 23rd Nov, 2016   0

MYSTERY surrounds the scattering of thousands of plastic bottles on Tuesday night (November 22) on a country road near Leamington.

Warwick Police received the unusual call at 9pm which eventually forced the B4115 near Hill Wootton to close.

Upon arrival, it quickly became clear some of the bottles were soap dispensers.

The County Council’s Highway team closed the road while work to sweep up the damage started.




Peter Groon from Warwick Police Station, who was first to arrive at the scene, described the incident as extremely odd and believes the bottles may have fell from a delivery van.

He added: “I doubt the bottles had been there for long since we arrived, it was really bizarre.


“The clean up job could do with a vacuum system as none of the bottles can be left as they’ll remain at the site for years, some of the broken pieces were quite sharp too.

“It gave off quite a nice smell to be honest.”

Despite initially believing the bottles were glass beer bottles, Mr Groon said it was fortunate the incident happened on a less busy stretch of road.

He said: “We called the County Council Highway team who closed the road – from there point of view they wanted to ensure there was no risk of contamination.”

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