Dumped lorry tyres removed from River Ingrebourne, Rainham

The Environment Agency found the dumped tyres in the River Ingrebourne, Rainham

The Environment Agency found the dumped tyres in the River Ingrebourne, Rainham - Credit: Archant

A flood risk was removed after dumped lorry tyres were pulled out of a river last week.

The Environment Agency found the dumped tyres in the River Ingrebourne, Rainham

The Environment Agency found the dumped tyres in the River Ingrebourne, Rainham - Credit: Archant

The 16 tyres were found behind Rainham station during a routine inspection of the River Ingrenourne by the Environment Agency on Wednesday.

Team leader Dan Johnson said: “We removed the tyres straight away as they were blocking the water course and posed a flood risk.”