Outwell road gets its own tyre mountain with residents fearing arson risk

Outwell tyre mountain. Picture: GARY HUNNS

Outwell tyre mountain. Picture: GARY HUNNS - Credit: Archant

A tyre mountain has sprung up at the side of a West Norfolk road.

Outwell tyre mountain. Picture: GARY HUNNS

Outwell tyre mountain. Picture: GARY HUNNS - Credit: Archant

Over the past six months, between two to three thousand tyres have been dumped in a field off Basin Road in Outwell.

Outwell tyre mountain. Picture: GARY HUNNS

Outwell tyre mountain. Picture: GARY HUNNS - Credit: Archant

Yesterday, all the tyres were pushed up against the side of the road, creating a several metre high wall.

Concerned resident Gary Hunns said: “Over the last six months someone has been dumping tyres on a piece of wasteground.

“Yesterday, they were all pushed up to the side of the road, creating a wall. There must be 2,000 to 3,000 tyres. It’s not what you expect in a rural village.”


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Mr Hunns says he and other residents are concerned about the tyre mountain, which he thinks is an arson risk.

He said: “A few people have made comments about it and my friend says he will raise the issue at the parish council meeting.

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“A couple of months ago someone set fire to tyres in the field. If it’s happened before, it could happen again.”

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