INVESTIGATIONS into the illegal burying of waste in Warwickshire have resulted in the arrest of five people.
The arrests follow an investigation by the Environment Agency into the illegal burying of waste at six sites across Warwickshire, Derbyshire and Buckinghamshire.
Officers from Warwickshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Police forces carried out morning raids at five separate addresses across the counties on Tuesday (April 20).
The investigation will now continue with the evidence seized, and is expected to continue for several months.
An Environment Agency spokesperson said: “The Environment Agency takes waste crime extremely seriously and we will persistently pursue those suspected of illegal waste activities.
“Illegal waste activity damages the environment and diverts money from legitimate businesses and at the Environment Agency we do everything we can to bring those responsible to account.”
Sergeant Andy Scruton from Warwickshire Police said: “The illegal disposal of waste is a blight on our communities and we will always work hard with our partners in the Environment Agency to tackle it.”