A HAMPSHIRE village has been targeted by flytippers, as incidents across Hampshire continue to rise.

The contents of a garage were found dumped in Biddenfield Lane, Shedfield.

One resident, who who did not want named, found the mess and reported it to Winchester City Council.

She said: “It is disgusting and a problem that is getting worse. It is a blight on the countryside, and could cause accidents, not to mention how much it will cost the taxpayer to clear up.

“I often see items fly-tipped around Swanmore and villages in the Meon Valley, but this really took the biscuit. “I had to look twice. It was like someone had emptied the entire contents of their garage there. Something needs to be done about it.”

The waste included a large proportion of bin bags, tyres, garden residue, plastic storers and a selection of household tools.

The dumping follows after a large pile of junk which included a TV, sofa, tyres and even a van were abandoned in North Boarhunt last month.

Councillor Rob Humby, executive member for Environment and Transport at Hampshire County Council, said: “It is the anti-social actions of a small minority which impact on everyone, but by working closely with all our partner organisations with a responsibility or interest in reducing fly-tipping, we can put in some robust measures to tackle illegally dumped waste, head-on.”

Fareham Borough Council dealt with around 100 incidents in the last six months costing £7,000 to clear compared to the same period last year there were 120 incidents costing almost double the amount at over £12,000.

Anybody with information should report it to Winchester City Council’s Environment Team on 0300 300 0013 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.