People have been left angered after seeing the extent of a fly-tipping incident next to a County Durham home that has seen fridges, sofas and building materials dumped. 

An investigation into the fly-tipping incident has been launched after rubbish was left next to a property on Delves Lane in Consett, sparking fury from nearby residents. 

Neighbourhood wardens from Durham County Council are looking for people to get in touch after they shared an image of the 'horrendous' fly-tipping on Monday (November 6). 

After sharing the image, residents reacted angrily, with one person saying: "This is horrific, how could someone do this?" while another added: "I'm at a loss why anyone would do this."

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A spokesperson from Durham County Council's neighbourhood team said: "Neighbourhood Wardens are currently investigating a large fly tip in the Delves Lane area of Consett and we are now asking for your help to identify those responsible.

"If you witnessed this take place or have any information that will assist our investigation, we ask that you call us on 03000 260000, quoting reference 1060670.

"We would like to encourage residents to report incidents of fly tipping to us by calling the above number or via the online reporting system."