Three vehicles seized after spate of fly-tipping in Walsall

Three vehicles have been seized by Walsall Council following a spate of fly-tipping incidents in the borough.

Walsall Council house
Walsall Council house

It is believed the vehicles have been dumping rubbish at a fly-tipping hot spot in central Walsall.

This includes discarding 200 black bin bags of waste.

Covert CCTV cameras have captured "strong evidence" linking all three vehicles to the crimes, said the council.

Walsall Council believes the fly-tipping offences and vehicles are linked to one specific business in Walsall.

Two of the vehicles were seized following an early morning raid on Thursday while the third was taken early Friday.

An investigation is ongoing.

The local authority's leader, Councillor Mike Bird, said the vehicles could be crushed and the culprits taken to court.

He told the Express & Star: "We have seized the vehicles. We have got CCTV of them dumping rubbish and, like always, we have the option to crush those vehicles which we will consider, depending on how they cooperate with the enquiry.

"We will interview the individuals under caution and then we will then take them to court.

"They might be offered a fixed penalty, we do not know yet. It depends on the severity of the offence and how cooperative they are.

"As I understand it, one of them appeared to be linked to a retail premise. And there were over 100 bags of rubbish dumped on Raybolds Lane, which is off Green Lane."

Councillor Garry Perry, deputy leader and portfolio holder for resilient communities said: "Cleaner, greener, safer, stronger - these are our priorities and when a disregard is shown to the ideals for our borough, we will not hesitate to act.

"We have long warned that we will use every tool available to help us do the job.

"Every taxpayer and resident alike will no doubt applaud the resolve and actions of our officers and led to the seizure of these vehicles."

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