Hundreds of loaves of “mouldy” bread were dumped into a lake in Thamesmead last Thursday, leaving the Peabody’s Canals Team with the task of ‘pain’-stakingly removing more than 300 of the plastic-wrapped sliced pans from the water.
Local councillor Danny Hackett said, “This is not only an act of environmental vandalism, it is a criminal act”.
Thamesmead Now said on Twitter: “Canals Team cleared dumped bread from our lake this morning, a good wash down of the tools and van and us to get rid of the smell was carried out, a challenging morning but all clear now”.
It is understood that the lake had only been cleared of rubbish the previous day.
It is not yet known who is responsible for dumping the loaves of mouldy bread.