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Old man repeatedly feeding bird in the road, obstructing drivers

Reported via desktop in the Flytipping category anonymously at 14:44, Sunday

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later

Hello, on the slip road leading into Crabtree Close, we have repeatedly seen an old man feeding birds in the slip road causing an obstruction on the slip road for drivers exiting the 40 mph A374. Multiple times in the past week, I have seen him obstructing the traffic with the flock of gulls he is deliberately encouraging to feed in the road. He has been doing this for some time, but the number of feeding birds has grown in number such that they pose a danger to drivers. He appears to return from Sainsbury's with the food, drop it in the road before continuing on in the direction of Military Road . I have checked with Plymouth Council and it is apparently okay to feed bird, but doing so in the road and not near his own property is becoming a dangerous nuisance. Is this a matter for the police?

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  • Thank you for contacting National Highways concerning the man feeding birds on the slip road off the A38.

    National Highways is only responsible for the maintenance of the A38. You will need to report the actions of this man the local police.

    If you require any other information please contact our Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000 or

    Kind regards

    National Highways

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by National Highways at 11:16, Wednesday

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