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Last Updated: Tuesday, 12 December 2006, 08:49 GMT
Council appeal over dumped tyres
A large trailer loaded with old tyres has led a council to appeal to local residents for help in catching the fly-tippers who dumped it in a layby.

It was reported by a passing motorist who spotted it in Moorhouse Lane, Westerham, Kent, earlier this month.

Tandridge District Council said it was now facing a 2,000 bill to dispose of the rubbish, which was abandoned in a large old Boots trailer.

Officials from the Surrey council are trying to track down the last owner.

Councillor Eric Morgan said: "This is outrageous. This is not a small pile of rubbish, but a huge trailer loaded with old tyres.

"If we can't find who is responsible it is the council taxpayers who will end up footing the bill."

The council is offering a 500 reward for information leading to a successful prosecution for fly-tipping.

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