A LARGE pile of rubbish was found blocking a road in Wythall earlier today - as residents are being urged to help a crackdown on flytipping.

The heap of rubbish was discovered by PC Danny Fulford on Houndsfield Lane, near to the ford, this morning (April 1).

He reported the rubbish to Worcestershire County Council Highways & Travel before urging those who have seen "suspicious vehicles" to report them.

This follows a public appeal by Bromsgrove District Council leader councillor Karen May to report any suspicious behaviour.

The council have pledged they will remove flytipping when reported but are keen to clamp down on the issue and help prosecute offenders.

Councillor Karen May said: "Fly tipping is a scourge on our beautiful countryside, no one issue unites us more than this and I would ask us all as a community to do our bit to prevent this. The police, district and county councillors are all taking the problem very seriously and we are looking at various options to stop this abhorrent practise. However, what is extremely successful is the vigilance of our residents.

“If you see someone acting in a suspicious way please make a note of the vehicle registration number, a description of the individuals involved and report it. With your help we can hopefully catch and prosecute these criminals."