More burnt out cars found

More burnt out cars  EMN-160815-165049009
More burnt out cars EMN-160815-165049009
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Three more burnt out cars have been found on private land just a week after the city council had paid to have nine vehicles removed.

The cars were found abandoned on land near Oxney Road, next to the field where nine vans and cars had been cleared two weekends ago at a cost to the local taxpayer.

The latest discovery was made on Monday, but this time Peterborough City Council has said it will not cough up to have the cars removed.

Instead, a council spokeswoman said: “We are working with the owner of the land on Oxney Road so that they can arrange for the cars to be removed as quickly as possible.

“We will also be talking to them about how they can make the land secure to stop this becoming an issue in the future.”

Both pieces of land are owned by the same person, the council confirmed.

The council had cleared nine vehicles on Saturday, August 6 at no cost to the land owner, with a spokesman explaining that it was “exceptional circumstances.”

It would normally cost a land owner £60 to remove one vehicle from private land.

Last week, a spokesman for Cambridgeshire police said they were aware of the first set of vehicles found near Oxney Road, but that no crime had been reported to them and they were not investigating any incidents.

A spokeswoman said there were no reports of police being called out to Oxney Road on this latest occasion.