By Denna Bowman
Residents of a Greater Manchester estate were almost landed with an unwanted Christmas present – more than 100 tyres..
The tyres were left all over the Brinnington estate after police suspect a gang drove round under cover of darkness on on December 17.
Stockport Council reacted swiftly and arranged for the tyres to be collected the following day by environmental officers.
Pensioner Pam Musgrove, 73, said: “Someone must have had a very large van and came down here in the night, systematically dropped them wherever they could.
“Brinnington can have a bad name but it is a nice place with nice people who try and keep it keen, then some scumbags come in and dump tyres all over the place.
“But I have to say the council came out and cleared the mess up quickly.”
A council spokesman said: “Following reports from residents of fly-tipping in Brinnington, area conditions officers attended the area and arranged with street cleansing to remove approximately 100 tyres from numerous locations.
“Officers talked to as many residents as possible to try and find witnesses and establish further details about those responsible. We have also liaised with police and other agencies who have CCTV coverage in the area.
“Fly-tipping is a selfish and anti-social crime. The council will always try to put together enough evidence to prosecute those responsible.”