Severn Unit Clear Litter Hazard on River Avon


While clearing litter from the river between Tewkesbury and Strensham, Severn Unit retrieved a large agricultural type sack from the riverbank just above the M5 motorway bridge by Bredon.

HOU Nic Price said, “A crew on our training boat MVS Minerva investigated the item and removed it before it became a hazard to navigation and wildlife and it may well have caused possible pollution as we had no idea what had been inside it”.

The Unit regularly patrols this part of the Avon and works closely with Avon Navigation Trust throughout the year.