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Solihull pensioner stunned by fly tipper’s cheek

HUNDREDS of old tyres have been found stashed away in a pensioner’s garage which had recently been broken into.

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HUNDREDS of old tyres have been found stashed away in a pensioner’s garage which had recently been broken into.

Mrs Joan Western said she was ‘shocked and amazed’ when she realised her empty garage had been forced open and filled with second-hand dirty tyres.

The fly-tippers who left an estimated 500 used moulds also smashed in another garage on Broomfields Avenue in Solihull destroying the frame and door.

“I went to check my garage and I realised that the lock was broken,” said the resident who has lived on the avenue for 23 years.

“It’s fly-tipping on a large scale.”

At present there is no indication as to who left the tyres but it is clear that whoever did it was certainly not in a rush.

“I couldn’t believe it because all the tyres were perfectly assembled and inter-laced.

“It must have taken them ages,” she added.

Local Silhill Councillor Peter Hogarth was furious with the ‘disgraceful’ act which will hit cash-strapped Solihull Council in the pocket.

“All this mess will need to be cleared up by the council and it is yet another burden on the tax payer,” he said.

“This has been done by someone who is a bit of a cowboy.

“It’s clearly taken them a long time though because the tyres are tidy and well-organised.”

Cabinet member for community services and environment, Councillor Mrs Kate Wild was equally angry.

She said: “Fly tipping is unacceptable and we sympathise with the resident and other residents who have experienced this.

“This is not an isolated incident and we would like to assure people that we are investigating this problem and will prosecute those who are found responsible.”

If people have witnessed fly tipping or suspect that somebody might be fly tipping in their area they should contact the council on 0121 704 8000.

Do you know of any flytipping? Write to us at the Solihull News, 150 High Street, Solihull, B91 3SX or e-mail: solihull_news@mrn.co.uk.

 

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