PROTESTERS against an illegal travellers site in Meriden woke to find toxic waste had been dumped by their camp last week.
Members of action-group Residents Against Inappropriate Development (RAID) found old motor parts and waste containers labelled “toxic”, “flammable” and “hazardous waste” strewn along Eaves Green Lane.
“It is a disgrace,” said group chairman David McGrath. “I couldn’t believe my eyes
“None of the residents can remember this happening before. This was systematic, dumping in nine separate areas.
“Solihull Council reacted quickly to clear up the mess but we are calling for a full flytipping investigation to scrutinise bin waste and track down the culprits.”
Residents have been protesting against an illegal travellers site on the greenbelt land opposite for over two-and-a-half years.
Now the protesters have been ordered to remove their camp immediately, despite the gypsies having been told they have until next March to pack up and leave.
A Solihull Council spokeswoman confirmed items were illegally dumped over the weekend, including furniture and engine oil containers.
“There was nothing to indicate who may have dumped them,” she added.
Anyone with information should call 0121 704 8000 or visit www.solihull.gov.uk/transport/flytipping.htm