Warwickshire Police described it as 'some of the worst fly-tipping we had seen in a long time'
“We supervised them cleaning up their mess and enjoyed a great cup of tea and slice of homemade cake courtesy of the farmer’s wife. No cake and tea for these two offenders.
“Once the vans were loaded we escorted them off the estate and then seized them under the Environmental Act. Officers from the Warwickshire rural crime team also attended the scene and have now taken on the Investigation and prosecution case against these offenders.”
The Warwickshire local crime team also posted on Facebook: “A local farmer came across offenders illegally dumping a large amount of commercial waste on their land in the Maxstoke area.
“Some very quick-thinking landowners and workers from the estate appropriately positioned their own vehicle, in such a way that meant the offenders had no way of leaving the scene of the crime.”
A police spokesman added: “Cleaning up the results of fly-tipping is the responsibility of the local council and members of the public who discover incidents of fly-tipping should report it to them directly.”
A farmer's wife brought a homemade cake and hot drinks to the officers
Over a decade ago, residents in the same village tried to stop an illegal traveller site from forming on the road by camping in the area for more than 600 days.
Fly-tipping is a commonly reported crime across the UK, despite the possibility of facing time in prison if caught.
The issue was raised in the House of Commons earlier this month, as MPs questioned the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs ministers about the problem.
Tory MP Sir Desmond Swayne suggested a bizarre punishment for offenders.
“The penalties are insufficient. If offenders were garrotted with their own intestines, there’d be fewer of them,” the New Forest West MP said, resulting in a thunder of laughter across the House.