AN INVESTIGATION has been launched after more than 100 old and nearly-new tyres were dumped on the roadside.

Cherwell District Council is on the hunt for the culprits who ditched 113 tyres on East Street in Fritwell near Bicester.

It happened in the early hours of Monday, March 4.

The council's environmental enforcement team want to speak with the drivers of two blue vans who were seen by a witness at the time and may have vital details.

Officer believe the mountain of tyres could have come from a motoring company as it included nearly-new tyres and old well-worn tyres.

Cherwell District Council lead member for clean and green Debbie Pickford said: "This is the second, shocking fly-tip of tyres on this particular piece of land this year.

"I would ask members of the public who frequent the area to keep their eyes open for the two blue vans whose drivers we think are responsible.

"Footage from a dashcam or a note of the vehicle’s registration plate could be all we need to bring the perpetrators to justice."

Anyone with information is asked to contact the council on 01295 227007 in confidence.