THIS car was abandoned just outside Easton four weeks ago – and it is likely to stay there for another two months.

A resident told the Chronicle that he has reported the dumped Suzuki Wagon R to the police and Winchester City Council.

But he was left disappointed with their responses and says the car is now being vandalised.

"We reported an abandoned car on the outskirts of a picture postcard village a month ago," he said.

"Police not interested, Winchester City Council not able to take action until mot and tax expire in two months!

"Car is now being vandalised and expecting a fire any day now. This is an area of outstanding natural beauty in the South Downs National Park."

The Chronicle has contacted Hampshire Constabulary for any further details.