Instant farmer catches serial airplanes dumping garbage on the road before blocking them with a car, tractor AND forklift – forcing them to flee and leave the van
- Steve Jones, 65, rather suspect at Harvel House Farm, near Meopham, Kent
- He noted that they dumped waste at. 9.45 every day and waited inside his car
- Sir. Jones and his sons Trevor and Jos confronted suspects and put them in the box
A farmer caught alleged aircraft in action by blocking them in with a car, tractor and forklift as they tried to dump debris on his private land.
Steve Jones, 65, and his sons captured the suspects at Harvel House Farm near Meopham, Kent, after pursuing a dramatic clip.
The farmer noticed that waste was being left on his land at the same time every day, and therefore decided to go down to the place to see if he could catch them by law.
After sitting in waiting time, the suspects met as expected around noon. 9.45.
Sir. Jones locked them in with his car before his sons Trevor and Jos joined him in a tractor and an off-road forklift and caught them in the countryside.
He told KentOnline: ‘We would not go a month without fly-tips in general. It ranges from people clearing their sheds to people doing it serially.
Steve Jones, 65, and his sons block a plane dump truck with a tractor, forklift and a car after catching them and trying to dump garbage on their private land in Kent
‘It’s pretty regular, but this party came every day, which was a little silly of them because it made them easy to catch.
‘We knew pretty much what time they were coming, so I got there around 9.45.
‘They showed up and we saw them pass by. They were incredibly fast. When I got the car down there, they were on their way out.
‘I got on the walkie talkie and the boys and some of the staff showed up. I did not close the gates, I just parked the car across the gateway so they could not get out.
‘They were not at all satisfied. One of them walked right away, he was not hanging around. The other reminded me.
‘He asked me to get out of the way and then he went on his phone to get some other people. Then he said “I just need to smash past you”.
‘I said’ that’s why I bought a £ 200 car ‘. He walked up the bank but lost grip on the wheels and could not move. My two boys came with tractors, so we discarded him so he could not get out.
“I am just happy that we were not carried away. I was actually really good to them. I said “you know you should not do this. Take it up again and take it away”. They said “no, we’re coming out”. ‘
The driver then reluctantly left the scene as well, leaving the tipper truck to be seized by police.
The farmer noticed that waste was being left on his land at the same time every day, and therefore decided to go down to the place to see if he could catch them in action
After sitting in waiting time, the suspects met as expected around noon. 9.45. Pictured above: The hunt
Kent police confirmed they were called in for the fight at 10.46 last Friday.
A spokesman said in a statement: ‘The dispute involved a landowner and two men alleged to have flight tips on the ground.
‘During the dispute, one of the alleged planes attempted to injure the landowner before leaving the scene on foot.
‘Officers attended and seized a vehicle that had been driven to the scene by the man who made the threats.
‘Inquiries about the threatening behavior are ongoing.’
Sir. Jones praised the police and Gravesham Council, who also attended, for their swift action and hoped the suspects would be brought to justice.