COUNCIL chiefs are appealing to members of the public for help in trying to find a fly-tipper who left beds and mattresses on a road.

Chorley Council posted on social media on Tuesday morning to show the case of flytipping in Bretherton.

The photograph was taken on August 11 before 2.45pm.

Cllr Paul Walmsley, who oversees the council’s environmental prosecution, said: “The fly-tip was reported to Chorley Council on Saturday and our street team attended to clear the highway and remove the items.

“Our Neighbour Enforcement officers are currently investigating the incident and would be keen to speak to anyone that has any information.

“Fly-tipping offences are taken seriously and are not tolerated by us and we always push for a prosecution. The maximum fine imposed by the crown court can be unlimited and also lead to a custodial sentence of up to five years.

This offence is a waste of our money; money spent on cleaning up the aftermath could be better spent in helping our local residents. We take pride in our local areas so we ask that all local residents and visitors are respectful to their surroundings.

“If you see anyone committing a fly-tipping offence or spot rubbish that’s been dumped then please contact Chorley Council to report it.”