A HEREFORDSHIRE tip was again forced to close its gates at the weekend after stones were thrown at the compound.

Frustrated north county residents have arrived at the site on Bromyard's Linton Industrial Estate on a number of occasions over the past two months, only to find it closed.

The north Herefordshire tip has been the victim of a series of incidents recently.

In November, the tip was closed to the public following reports that a vehicle had been fired at with an air rifle.

Speaking at the time, police said two pellets had been found on the ground, but no suspects or witnesses had been found.

The site was again closed on January 4, after another incident was reported to police.

Herefordshire Council and site operators Severn Waste Services took the decision to close the tip that day to ensure the safety of staff and members of the public.

"The council, Severn Waste Services and West Mercia Police are working together to put in place improved measures to protect staff and members of the public using this facility," a council spokesperson said.

In the wake of the latest closure, police said they are working with partner agencies to tackle ongoing issues at the centre.

A police spokesperson said: "Following an incident in which stones were thrown at the compound area, officers are investigating, however individuals have not been able to be identified.

"A plan of action to tackle the identified issues is ongoing and the police, alongside Severn Waste Services, Herefordshire Council and Worcestershire County Council are working to assist the recycling centre."