A disabled man has blasted flytippers who dumped a large amount of rubble and waste in a back alley.
Terry Hartley, who suffers from spinal problems and is partially disabled, says he was left virtually housebound after waste was tipped in the alley behind his home on Lister Street in Accrington.
The debris included smashed window frames, paint pots, carpets, wooden planks, bricks, broken glass and nails.
Mr Hartley, 63, said he was unable to leave the house by using his mobility car after the rubbish blocked his garage.
He said: “I can’t get my car out and reverse it onto the alley because all the rubbish is in the way – and that goes for the other people around here too.
“There’s also so much glass and nails that I will most likely end up getting a tyre puncture. I am housebound.”
The dad-of-three, who worked for more than 20 years as a foam manufacturer, added: “I have lived here for nearly 30 years and never seen anything like this before.
“I can’t believe anyone would do something like this. It’s horrible and they have made such a mess.”
The rubbish, on the alleyway between Lister Street and Tremellen Street, is believed to have been dumped on Saturday, January 25 at around 4pm.
Coun Clare Pritchard, deputy leader, confirmed that enforcement officers had visited the site, investigations were ongoing and that the rubbish will be removed soon.
She added: “We take fly tipping very seriously and will always pursue people through the courts if necessary.”
Call the council on 388111 to report any incidents of flytipping, with a vehicle registration and a description of the person or people involved wherever possible.