POLICE officers unexpectedly discovered an abandoned piano in the countryside while on duty.

PC Andy Long and PC Jed Raven found a fly-tipped piano dumped by the side of the A120, in Ramsey, this afternoon. (Friday, November 20).

They shared a picture of the piano on social media at 12.50pm, saying the fly-tipping showed a complete lack of respect for the countryside.

Andy Long said on Twitter: "More #FlyTipping on the A120 at Ramsey.

"It's not every day that a piano gets dumped. Complete lack of respect for our countryside.

"PC Jed Raven gave his best attempt at Mozart's Piano Concerto No 20 but lacked the string accompaniment."

If you have any information call Essex Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.