A "positive line of inquiry" is being followed by Police Scotland into a fly-tipping hotspot that seen hundreds of tyres dumped at a public site in Drumchapel. 

Specialist officers were deployed to the grounds near to Garscadden House and Aldi in July after warnings the pile could have sparked a toxic blaze if it was targeted by vandals. 

In total, 67 tonnes of waste was removed from the site - including 51 tonnes of tyres and 16 tonnes of residual litter.

Glasgow Times:

READ MORE: Drumchapel tyre dump costs taxpayers £10K to clear

The news comes after we exclusively revealed how the tyre pile cost the taxpayer a total of £10,000 to clear-up.

An emergency meeting was called for crunch talks between Police Scotland, the council and Sepa to determine how to tackle the issue.

Police have now confirmed a "positive line of inquiry" is being followed into the incident.

A spokeswoman said: "Following extensive enquiries, officers are following a positive line of enquiry."

Glasgow Times:

Local representatives councillor Paul Carey and councillor Malcolm Balfour earlier condemned the fly-tipping plight, describing the £10,000 taxpayer bill as "absolutely disgraceful".

A spokesman from Glasgow City Council added: ”Fly-tipping is blatant anti-social behaviour that undermines communities and places a significant drain on our resources, both in terms of collection and disposal of waste.

“People have a basic responsibility to dispose of their waste appropriately at all times to protect our shared environment and prevent additional costs to the taxpayer.

“We will always pursue any evidence against those responsible for fly-tipping and seek to take appropriate action against them.

“Fly-tipping also leaves the culprits open to criminal prosecution.”