TWO fly-tippers have been arrested after thousands of tyres were found dumped at garage sites across the borough.
Tyres were found at over 30 reported locations mainly in Solihull, Elmdon and Olton but Solihull Council believe there could be even more.
Many of the garage sites are provided by the council, and the cost of removing the tyres is falling on the tax payer.
Last month the Solihull News reported a case in Grove Avenue that saw Mrs Joan Western’s garage broken into and filled with second-hand moulds.
Councillor Peter Hogarth immediately called for action to deal with the matter.
Then a 92-year-old disabled pensioner from Silhill suffered a similar case and her local councillor Leela Widger is keen to get the issue sorted.
Speaking before the arrests she said: “It is important that when the culprits are apprehended, and if they are convicted, that they are ordered to fully compensate all their victims.”
The arrests were made at the beginning of April under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 where the individuals were questioned, and a house and a vehicle were subsequently searched.
The pair are also being investigated on suspicion of criminal damage and burglary and have been released on police bail whilst the investigation continues.
Leader of the council, Ken Meeson said: “The council and the police are treating this very seriously and are working together to bring those responsible to justice. I’m sure there must be more people in Solihull who have witnessed one of these offences, or have information that will help, but have yet to come forward. I would urge them to contact us in confidence.”
Anyone with information can contact Solihull Council on 0121 704 8086.
West Midlands Police were not available to comment any further at the time Solihull News went to print.