City of Wolverhampton Council has seized 2 vehicles used for illegally dumping waste to clamp down on fly tippers across the city.

Today, 2 Volkswagen cars have been seized from the registered keepers addresses at Napier Road and Burleigh Road and are currently being held by the City Council as evidence.

Both vehicles have been reported to have been used in several fly tipping incidents in Wolverhampton and have been caught in the act on CCTV dumping bagged waste at fly tipping hotspots - Drayton Street and Haggar Street.

The cars will join the first vehicle previously seized last month at Chetwynd Road until owners come forward to claim their vehicles.

The City Council has contacted all registered keepers for interviews under caution regarding the fly tipping and to claim the vehicles. If the registered keepers do not come forward to claim the vehicles the council will keep them to sell or dispose.

Councillor Steve Evans, Cabinet Member for City Environment at City of Wolverhampton Council said: "Fly tipping is a serious crime that will not be tolerated.

"This is the second time we have used our powers to seize vehicles used for fly tipping and it won't be the last.

"We hope this sends a strong message to all those involved in illegal acts of fly tipping that we will be making life even more difficult to those who continue to blight our streets with illegally dumped waste.

"We are committed to tackling fly tippers and will take all necessary measures to stop this criminal behaviour and to keep Wolverhampton a clean and attractive place to live, work and visit."

Today's actions follow the launch of the City Council's 'Shop a tipper' campaign to clamp down on fly tippers across the city. To find out more about the campaign visit Shop a Tipper