TWO 'dreadful' piles of rubbish were dumped at a popular nature spot in Oxfordshire.

Concerned resident Tristan Wyatt spotted the bulky waste - including an entire door - during his daily early morning walk at Shotover Country Park near Headington.

Mr Wyatt, who lives near the park off Old Road, said he first saw the fly-tip on Tuesday but it was still there when he visited again yesterday morning.

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He added: "I do not understand why people do this.

"There must be CCTV on the way that will show who it is."

A spokesperson for Oxford City Council confirmed that officers are aware of this incident and that they will be dealing with it as soon as possible.

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Councillor Nigel Chapman, cabinet member for customer focused services, said that the council takes fly-tipping 'very seriously'.

He added: "Thoughtlessly dumped rubbish, like this dreadful example in Shotover Park, can be a danger to the public and to animals.

"It needs to be removed quickly.

"We enforce the law on fly tipping and will investigate any evidence that may help to identify the offender.

"We will prosecute anyone found to be responsible."

Mr Chapman also pointed out that, unlike this case, fly-tips may sometimes include chemicals or polluting materials that could be harmful to the environment.