Sex toys and Viagra among trash found on A39 by litter picking Bude retiree

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A motorcycle and aspect cart-driving Cornwall retiree “addicted” to litter picking has shared a few of his extra uncommon roadside finds – from lifeless animals to intercourse toys.

Julian Hutchinson, from Bude, has been litter picking for 4 years round his home and alongside a five-mile stretch of the A39 between Kilkhampton and the Stratton space.

Having began it when a band of native volunteers, Bude Rubbish Action Group (Brag), picked litter from his home, Julian has since turn into “addicted”.

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“I began simply round my home,” Julian mentioned, “then began to wander additional afield. I’m hooked on it now.”

Riding his bike with a hand-made aspect cart for garbage and a small field seat for canine Tashy, who takes pleasure of place behind him as he drives, Julian spends generally as much as 4 days combing laybys and stretches of the A39 for garbage.

Over the years he’s been doing it, Julian mentioned he’s found all kinds – together with (earlier this week) a number of packets of Viagra and a big purple dildo.

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“I’ve found a number of of them earlier than,” Julian mentioned. “About 5 within the final 4 years, in every single place. Some simply discarded by the aspect of the street, and I found one on the seaside.

“And with the packets of Viagra, if dogging’s a sport, why do they want Viagra to get it up?

“There are loads of laybys on the A39, they’re all used for various issues.”

Some of the finds are much less comical, as Julian defined: “Loads of lifeless animals as effectively, this 12 months I’ve picked up about ten lifeless seagulls, eight rats, mice, I simply attempt to preserve the laybys clear.

“It’s gotten worse lately, this time it was fairly unhealthy. Took me 4 days to do the 2 important roads, a lot litter – about 16 luggage. Much more than regular.



Bude retiree Julian found this dildo, among different garbage, in varied laybys alongside the A39

“The worst place in Bude itself is the B&M automobile park although, I used to be up there at the moment and there was glass in every single place. I couldn’t take a couple of bag and it was nonetheless an enormous state after I left it. I hope folks be taught to be tidier.”

Though doggers, drinkers and fly tippers appear to be a few of the culprits, Julian mentioned one group particularly are the “worst offenders” – and they’re not those, he assumes, who’re discarding prosthetic phalluses.



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Litter-picker Julian Hutchinson’s bike has a hand-made aspect cart for garbage and a small field seat for his canine Tashy

Julian mentioned: “Gardeners are the worst. They’ll come up, dump all their backyard garbage and depart a load of plastic there too. The worst half is that they’re making their very own backyard cleaner, however messing up the roads and laybys.”

The A39 apart, Julian patrols many of the surrounding space together with a lot of the A3072, the place lately he got here throughout a set of image frames, damaged glass and different objects somebody had tried to dump into the Tamar.

He added he even litter picks when he goes on vacation, owing to his (albeit wholesome) habit to cleansing the streets.

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