A warehouse owner was left severely deflated when he checked his empty premises after an attempted break-in.

Opening the warehouse door, he found the intruders had not stolen anything, but instead dumped more than 3,000 worn tyres. Davies' company loss adjuster Mike Dawson said the mountain of rubber was up to 10 feet high.

This left him the problem of telling the warehouse owner that the £3,000 cost of removing the tyres was not covered by his policy.