Man furious after builders leave 8ft high pile of stinking rubbish outside house

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An homeowner is furious after an 8ft high pile of stinking rubbish was dumped outside his house by builders.

Builders stripping out the empty house next door have been throwing waste out of the window onto the property of Paul Stephenson, 63, in Birmingham.

The charity worker, who has lived in the terraced house all his life, has spoken of his family's safety fears.

He says that the council have been unable to stop the fly-tipping, while firefighters have been reluctant to remove the 'public hazard' because of it being on private land.

As well as gathering at the side of his home, the rubbish reaches out onto the pavement, and he worries that cigarette smokers that regularly pass on the street may unwittingly set it on fire.

He told Birmingham Live: "It’s a godsend the rain has damped it down.

"There’s no skip. The workmen come and go at odd hours.

"I find it totally disrespectful and the problem is I can’t find anyone who can do something about it."

The "final straw" came last Thursday, when the mess meant he had problems accessing his own front door.

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Paul added: "It just cascaded down. I actually had to move items to get into my own house. I had to move a heavy door, bed and other stuff.”

"Thankfully, I’m able bodied. If I wasn’t, I’d be in big trouble."

He has also appealed to Birmingham City Council over potential issues with vermin.

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Fly-tipping is a problem across the UK, and concerned residents are often left with few options other than going to the authorities when discarded items – sometimes including dead puppies – begin to appear in their neighbourhoods.

A TikTok clip of a shrieking builder went viral last week after he moved a wooden plank to find a gigantic live rodent.

A Birmingham City Council spokesperson told the Daily Star: “This matter is currently under investigation in an attempt to resolve the issues as soon as possible.”

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