FLYTIPPERS turned a rural lane into a dumping ground.

A bag of discarded prescription needles and old furniture were found abandoned in Winters Road, Layer Breton.

Other items in the mountain of rubbish included doors, a carpet and a television.

PC Mel Wilson, neighbourhood specialist officer for Layer and Birch, said: “Flytipping is a big issue in this area at the moment and we are determined to bring an end to it.

“It causes an eyesore and is unfair on residents.

“Whoever left this lot there was irresponsible, especially considering the needles could have caused injury and illness.

“It may be that someone has had work carried out on their property and has paid a company in good faith to get rid of these items.

“Unfortunately, the contractor has not carried out a professional job.

“Someone must recognise these items and be able to help us track down the company responsible. If you can help us, please get in touch.”

Anyone with information should call Colchester police station on 0300 3334444 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.