Tonnes of waste dumped at Walsham-le-Willows

Walsham-le-Willows fly tipping Image copyright Suffolk Police
Image caption Police said the waste was a "potential danger to motorists" on Finningham Road

Some 40 tonnes of industrial waste have been dumped on a road in rural Suffolk.

The rubbish, described as building material and household waste, was left at the side of Finningham Road, Walsham-le-Willows near Bury St Edmunds on Thursday night.

Suffolk Police said it was a "potential danger to motorists and other members of the public".

Officers and the Environment Agency are working to remove the waste.

Image copyright Suffolk Police
Image caption The waste included building material and was fly-tipped by tractor and trailer, police said

Police said it appeared to have been unloaded using a tractor and trailer.

PC Mark Bryant said: "It will take a significant amount of time for the agencies involved to remove it.

"Acts such as this can cause serious damage to the local environment and I would urge anyone who knows who is responsible to contact us immediately."

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