FLY-TIPPING hotspots have been shared by Wiltshire people who have spotted mattresses, sofas and kitchens ditched along country roads.

Other items tossed include fridges and garden waste, often left by commercial companies without a licence who offer to take people’s rubbish away for cash.

In one instance, a plaster cast from a broken arm had been found among debris left by the side of a road.

Speaking on social media, Salisbury resident Helen Hall said: “There is a fair amount of fly tipping on the edge of Salisbury Plain up Pear Tree Hill in Great Cheverell. Only last week there was a large load including mattresses.”

Jackie Bromwich added: “There’s been plenty of fly-tipping up on the army land between Everleigh and Pewsey.”

A Wiltshire Council spokesman said: “We are determined to eradicate fly-tipping in Wiltshire as it costs significant money and time to investigate and clear – money we’d much rather spend on vital services. It can also impact our wildlife and habitats. We always make every effort to investigate and take action against the individuals who do this.

“We are also working on new initiatives to combat fly-tipping and more details will be released on this soon.”