AN OLD fridge was abandoned on the side of a road in a picturesque village in southern Oxfordshire.

Vale of White Horse District Council officers are on the hunt for the offenders behind the fly-tip in Sutton Courtenay.

The electrical appliance was discovered thrown away on the side of a road on Monday and the council is now appealing for help to trace the brazen fly-tippers.

In a post on social media the council wrote: "Who took this fridge for a walk and then abandoned it face down on the pavement at Tyrrells Way, Sutton Courtenay?

"At least two people were involved in carrying it to its resting place in a residential street."

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Many villagers shared their disappointment when the council shared a picture of the fly-tip with some suggesting that CCTV cameras are installed along Tyrrells Way.

Others even urged Vale officers to take finger prints off of the fridge and check Facebook Marketplace to see if anyone was previously trying to get rid of a fridge like this in the area.

One Facebook user Emma Orange, however, pointed the finger at the Vale council and said: "This is reprehensible behaviour.

"However, it happens because Vale of White Horse District Council charge £30 to pick up old white goods.

"This is galling when Oxford City Council will pick up three items per year free of charge."

Anyone with information about this offence is urged to get in touch with the envirocrime team by emailing