ASBESTOS was found dumped on Gwent Levels according to the Environment Agency Wales.

In the past three months there have been up to eight separate incidents of dumped asbestos reported. The asbestos appears to be coming from the same source, as each dumped load is similar in shape and colour.

Illegal deposits of asbestos have been found within sight of local houses in Marshfield, St Brides and Peterstone. All three areas fall within the environmentally sensitive area of the Gwent Levels.

Raynor Lewis, Environment Agency Wales, said: "The amount of asbestos being dumped on the Gwent Levels is a real concern, and we are asking people for their help. If anyone has any information about the asbestos, such as where it came from, or who is responsible for this illegal dumping, please call our incident hotline on 0800 80 70 60.

Lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and all calls are confidential."

Environment Agency Wales is appealing for information after asbestos was found fly-tipped in a number of locations on the Gwent Levels.

Fly-tipping asbestos is an illegal and dangerous activity that can harm humans and the environment.