A fly tipping incident is being investigated on the Avon Valley Path.

Woodfalls resident Robin Davey discovered many polythene bags of rubbish deposited on a Woodfalls junction accessed via Slab Lane and the Avon Valley Path.

He says he did not investigate what was inside the bags, but the road has no access to vehicles so it is a "bit of a mystery" as to how the large amount of rubbish got there.

Dr Davey said the location is a "beauty spot with views of Salisbury Cathedral and the Avon Valley" and that he reported the incident to Wiltshire Council.

Wiltshire Council confirmed an officer was sent to investigate.

Cllr Dr Mark McClelland, Cabinet Member for Streetscene, said: “This fly tip was reported to us on Monday (June 28) via the My Wilts app and an officer went out to investigate.

"The investigation into this fly tip is still ongoing but we have asked our contractors to remove it urgently.

“We would like to thank the resident that reported this fly tip and reassure residents that it is in hand.

"If anyone has any information regarding this fly tip, please contact the council via Wiltshire Council Booking and Reporting.”

To report fly-tipped waste in Wiltshire, call 0300 456 0100 or visit: my.wiltshire.gov.uk/fly-tipping

Fly-tipped rubbish can include household waste, white goods and construction waste.

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